6541.0.30.001 - Microdata: Income and Housing, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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FILE STRUCTURE


Record Level Types

The 2013–14 SIH Basic and Expanded CURFs contain four levels of record files: Household, Income Unit, Person and Loans. Different information is available for each record level.

The Household level includes information on:

  • State or territory
  • Area of residence (Greater Capital City Area/Rest of state),
  • Housing characteristics such as tenure type and housing costs
  • Dwelling characteristics such as the number of bedrooms in the household
  • Household type and composition such as the number of families in the household
  • Household income
  • Main source of income such as employee income or government pensions and allowances
  • Household wealth
  • Net imputed rent and gross imputed rent
  • Information relating to the household reference person
    The Income Unit level includes information on:
    • Income unit income
    • Source of income such as employee income or government pensions and allowances (as for household level)
    • Weekly rent payments
    • Income unit type such as couple with dependants or lone person
    • Selected housing characteristics (including tenure type and landlord type)
    • Child care use, costs and subsidies
    • Demographic information
      The Person level includes information on:
      • Age
      • Sex
      • Marital status
      • Relationship in household
      • Country of birth
      • Year of arrival in Australia
      • Family type
      • Income unit type such as couple with dependants or lone person (as for income unit level)
      • Labour force details such as employment status and hours worked per week
      • Occupation and industry
      • Education status
      • Education qualifications and education institution attending
      • Income
      • Source of income
      • Barriers to labour force participation due to child care related reasons
      • Carer payment and supplement
      • Information on personal assets, accounts with financial institutions and offset accounts
      • Superannuation
      • Disability, including type and severity
      The Loans level contains information about the characteristics of each loan such as:
      • Main purpose of loan such as housing or vehicle
      • Characteristics of loan such as:
        • Security
        • Amount borrowed
        • Principal outstanding
        • Weekly repayment
        The Household, Income Unit and Person levels are hierarchical: a person is a member of an income unit, which is a member of a household. The Loans level is a member of the household level.

        There are several identifiers on records at each level of the file. Weights are also included to enable population estimates. Children under 15 do not have their own person level record on the file. However, information on the number and ages of such children was collected and is included on the household and income unit level files. A complete list of the data items available on each record level for the CURFs is available from the Downloads tab.


        Record Counts

        Table 1 below shows the number of records on each level of the SIH 2013–14 Basic and Expanded CURFs. The number of records on the unconfidentialised file are also included in the table for comparison.


        TABLE 1 RECORD COUNTS, SIH 2013-14 CURF

        SIH Basic
        SIH Expanded
        Unconfidentialised File
        no.
        no.
        no.

        Household
        14 162
        14 162
        14 162
        Income Unit
        17 092
        17 127
        17 133
        Person
        27 265
        27 329
        27 339
        Loans
        8 565
        8 565
        8 565

          CONTENTS OF THE CURFs

          This section provides details of the files included on each of the Basic and Expanded CURFs.


          SIH 2013–14 Basic CURF file contents

          The SIH 2013–14 Basic CURF distributed on CD–ROM or via the RADL contains the following files:

          Raw data:
            These files contain the raw confidentialised survey data in hierarchical comma delimited ASCII text format.
            SIH13B.CSV contains all levels data
            SIH13BH.CSV contains the Household level data
            SIH13BI.CSV contains the Income unit level data
            SIH13BP.CSV contains the Person level data
            SIH13BL.CSV contains the Loans level data
          SAS files:
            These files contain the data for the CURF in SAS for Windows format.
            SIH13BH.sas7bdat contains the Household level data
            SIH13BI.sas7bdat contains the Income unit level data
            SIH13BP.sas7bdat contains the Person level data
            SIH13BL.sas7bdat contains the Loans level data
          SPSS files:
            These files contain the data for the CURF in SPSS for Windows format.
            SIH13BH.SAV contains the Household level data
            SIH13BI.SAV contains the Income unit level data
            SIH13BP.SAV contains the Person level data
            SIH13BL.SAV contains the Loans level data
          STATA files:
            These files contain the data for the CURF in STATA format.
            SIH13BH.DTA contains the Household level data
            SIH13BI.DTA contains the Income unit level data
            SIH13BP.DTA contains the Person level data
            SIH13BL.DTA contains the Loans level data
          Information files:
            FORMATS.sas7bcat is a SAS library containing formats
            SIH13B.SAS contains a SAS program to run the SAS formats
            IMPORTANT INFORMATION.PDF describes the file contents of the CURF and information on using the CURF
            COPYRITE1.BAT describes Copyright obligations for CURF users
            RESPONSIBLE ACCESS TO CURFs.PDF is an acrobat file explaining CURF users' role and obligations when using confidentialised data
          Frequency files:
            The following plain text format files contain documentation about data item code values and category labels at each level, with weighted and unweighted frequencies for each value.
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13BH.TXT contains documentation of the Household level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13BI.TXT contains documentation of the Income Unit level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13BP.TXT contains documentation of the Person level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13BL.TXT contains documentation of the Loans level data

          SIH 2013-14 Expanded CURF file contents

          The SIH 2013–14 Expanded CURF can only be accessed via the RADL or the ABSDL, and contains the following files:

          Main files:
            SIH13EH.sas7bdat contains the file of Household level data in SAS for Windows format
            SIH13EI.sas7bdat contains the file of Income unit level data in SAS for Windows format
            SIH13EP.sas7bdat contains the file of Person level data in SAS for Windows format
            SIH13EL.sas7bdat contains the file of Loans level data in SAS for Windows format

            SIH13EH.SAV contains the file of Household level data in SPSS format
            SIH13EI.SAV contains the file of Income unit level data in SPSS format
            SIH13EP.SAV contains the file of Person level data in SPSS format
            SIH13EL.SAV contains the file of Loans level data in SPSS format

            SIH13EH.DTA contains the file of Household level data in STATA format
            SIH13EI.DTA contains the file of Income unit level data in STATA format
            SIH13EP.DTA contains the file of Person level data in STATA format
            SIH13EL.DTA contains the file of Loans level data in STATA format
          Information files:
            FORMATS.sas7bcat is a SAS library containing formats.
          Frequency files:
            The following plain text format files contain documentation about data item code values and category labels at each level, with weighted and unweighted frequencies for each value.
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13EH.TXT contains documentation of the Household level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13EI.TXT contains documentation of the Income Unit level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13EP.TXT contains documentation of the Person level data
            FREQUENCIES_SIH13EL.TXT contains documentation of the Loans level data
          Further Information on File Contents

          The Using the CURF section of this publication contains more information about the CURF's file contents. This includes how to use identifiers and weights, notes on data items and data item types available in the microdata release.