Microdata from the Childhood Education and Care Survey, 2011 is available as an Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL).
Apply online for access to this product at www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata.
This product provides data on child care arrangements for children aged 0-12 years, early childhood education and learning for children aged 0-8 years, some aspects of families' requirements for formal care or preschool and the education, income and working arrangements of parents with children aged 0-12 years. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.
The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories. Differences in data items may exist between microdata products.
Approved users can combine information about child care arrangements, children and parents to enable in-depth studies of child care issues. CEACS files are arranged in a hierarchy, made up of the following 4 levels:
Income unit care
A Survey TableBuilder product is expected to be released by early 2013.
This page last updated 24 October 2012