TFM Human Services Data Set
Key to the success of the Investment Approach is the underpinning data set, known as the Human Services Data Set, or HSDS.
It brings together data collected by individual government agencies to a take a unique and powerful view of service usage and effectiveness to improve outcomes.
The separate data are de-identified and linked by a specialist data linkage centre, meaning all records are anonymous. For more information, refer to the governance and privacy page.
About the data
The data set is unprecedented in scale in NSW, bringing together 27 years of data, over seven million records, from over 60 frontline data sets in 11 government agencies.
The service streams, outcomes and life events included in the model are as follows:
Alcohol and other drugs (AOD)
Parental risk indicators
Future plans for the data
Their Futures Matter will conduct an annual process to integrate new data sets and update existing data. This will create an increasingly powerful tool with clearer and more in depth insights.
A baseline has been created, with data added each year, providing the unique ability to measure service effectiveness and population outcomes. Added data allow for more specific and detailed insights to be gained, analysing deeper into specific sub-population features and characteristics.