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This study uses data from the 2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). The AEDC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The findings and views reported here are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Department or the Australian Government. Since 2002, the Australian Government has worked in partnership with eminent child health research institutes, the Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, and the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth to deliver the Australian Early Development Census program to communities.