General information about the 2012-13 MPHS Family Characteristics and Transitions topic, including summary results, are available in the publication Family Characteristics and Transitions, Australia, 2012-13 (cat. no. 4442.0).
Detailed information about the survey including scope and coverage, survey design, data collection methodology, weighting, estimation and benchmarking, and the reliability of estimates can be accessed from the Explanatory Notes page of that publication. All published summary tables, in Excel spreadsheet format, can be accessed from the Downloads page.