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1104.0 - CURF Microdata News, Aug 2010  
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This part of the CURF News describes recent and forthcoming CURF releases. You can also keep up to date with CURF releases by subscribing to our free Email Notification Service or the ABS RSS Feed. To apply for access to any of the following please use the MiCRO online CURF application system web page.


Microdata: Multipurpose Household Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia 2008-09 (cat. no. 4100.0.55.001) Released 12/07/2010

Formerly 4100.0.5.001 - Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, 2008-09.

This Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) from the 2008-2009 Multipurpose Household Survey provides statistics on four topics: Crime Victimisation, Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Retirement and Retirement Intentions and Household Use of Information Technology. The CURF also contains other socio-demographic information such as educational qualifications, occupation and industry of current job and personal and household income.

Users are able to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

The Expanded CURF is only available through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). A technical manual explaining data content, technical details and conditions of use is available through Technical Manual: Multipurpose Household Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no 4100.0)

For information on applying for access to ABS CURFs, see the CURF Microdata Entry Page on the ABS website.



Microdata: Education and Training, Basic CURF, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.002) Released 30/07/2010

This Basic CURF provides detailed information from the 2009 Survey of Education and Training. As well as general demographic data, it contains a range of data items relating to educational and learning activity in Australia covering topics such as the level and field of educational attainment, participation in various types of education and training, details of training courses completed, information about access and barriers to education and training, and employment outcomes from educational activity.

The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.

The Basic CURF is available either on CD-ROM or through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Training, Basic and Expanded CURFs, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Basic CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.

Microdata: Education and Training, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.004) Released 30/07/2010

This Expanded CURF provides detailed information from the 2009 Survey of Education and Training. As well as general demographic data, it contains a range of data items relating to educational and learning activity in Australia covering topics such as the level and field of educational attainment, participation in various types of education and training, details of training courses completed, information about access and barriers to education and training, and employment outcomes from educational activity.

The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.

The Expanded CURF is accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Training, Basic and Expanded CURFs, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Expanded CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.



Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.004) Expected release: 24 November 2010

The Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) contains data from both the monthly Labour Force Survey and the related Labour Mobility supplementary survey.

The Labour Mobility data is in relation to people aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2010. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs between employers/businesses for up to three jobs and, for those people who have been with their employer/business for the last 12 months, the changes in their job including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

The Basic CURF is available on CD-ROM and users are able to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications.

The EXPANDED CURF is available via RADL only. The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site and enables the ABS to make more detailed microdata available than on CD-ROM, while still maintaining the confidentiality of ABS data providers.

Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Expanded CURF, Reissue (cat. no. 4720.0.55.001) Expected release: 1 September 2010

This release includes two corrections to income data. Decile boundaries used to construct Gross Weekly Income In Deciles have been corrected and a correction has also been applied to the income range for Equivalised Household Income.
Microdata from the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) is available in the form of two Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs).

The CURFs contain confidentialised data about each selected person and the household to which they belong. Data are available for the following topics: language and culture, social capital, life experiences, health, education, work, income and finances, housing and mobility, transport, information technology, and safety, crime and justice.

The files are only available through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) to clients who have signed a Deed of Undertaking regarding use of the information for statistical purposes.

Information about the data content, technical details and conditions of use is provided in the 2008 NATSISS Users' Guide (cat. no. 4720.0).


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