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Microdata: Labour Force and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, 2010 (cat. no 6202.0.30.004)
Release: 9 December 2010

These Basic and Expanded CURFs 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.

Steps to confidentialise the dataset have been 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.

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 in the RADL only.


Microdata: Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4177.0.55.002)
Expected release: March 2011

This Expanded CURF provides detailed data relating to Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation as collected in the 2009–10 Multipurpose Household Survey.

As well as general demographic data such as age, sex and country of birth, it contains a range of data items relating to the number and characteristics of people who participate in a variety of sport and physical activities. The data relate to persons aged 15 years and over who participated in sport and physical recreation activities as players, competitors or persons who physically undertook an 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 the 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 available RADL or the ABS on-site Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009–10 (cat. no. 4177.0.55.001), 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: Personal Safety Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2005 (Reissue) (cat. no. 4906.0.55.00)
Expected release: April 2011

This microdata is available as Expanded CURF through the RADL. The CURF is a comprehensive unit record file providing details on the nature and extent of violence against men and women, the effects of this violence, information on abuse, harassment and on people's feelings of safety within the home and in the community. Users are able to manipulate the data, produce tabulations and undertake statistical analysis to their individual specifications.

Information about the data content, technical details and conditions of use is provided in Technical Manual: Personal Safety Survey, Australia, Expanded CURF, (cat. no. 4906.0.55.002).

This reissue corrects errors in a number of data items on the file. The former Violence level has been split into two levels:

Violence - prevalence; and
Violence - most recent incident (MRI).

Some data items have been removed from the file and some new data items have been added, and some data items have been moved to the person level, from other levels of the file.

The Technical Manual: Personal Safety Survey, Australia, Expanded CURF, (cat. no. 4906.0.55.002) has also been reissued, and contains details of the corrections and changes to the CURF, and a revised data items list.


For further future CURF releases please see our List of Expected CURFs web page.


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