The Community Services Information System (COMSIS) has been developed and released to the sector as part of the department's commitment to the Queensland Compact. The Compact is a partnership designed to strengthen the way government and the Non-profit Community Services Sector work together to identify and respond to community needs.
COMSIS provides a single comprehensive source of local, regional and state-wide data for over 200 datasets. Data topics in COMSIS include: demography, education, employment, family, housing, income, remoteness and disadvantage.
Through the release of Disadvantage-Need-Risk (DNR) analysis, COMSIS supports the sector to access robust data for use in evidence-based planning. Provision of DNR rankings provides the sector with access to the outputs of internal research and analysis, without incurring any of the costs associated with research and analysis activity, or contravening current data agreements with other government agencies.
COMSIS is a dynamic database which will be improved and updated over time as a result of additional or more recent data becoming available, successful negotiations with data custodians to release relevant data and feedback from the sector about their needs.
COMSIS was built and is maintained by the Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR), a portfolio office of Queensland Treasury, for the department.
COMSIS is accessed by username and password obtained through online self-registration. COMSIS includes training material that users can follow at their own pace. For more information or assistance in using COMSIS please email COMSIS_support@communities.qld.gov.au.