4260.0.55.001 - Microdata: Outcomes from Vocational Education and Training in Schools, Australia, 2006-2011  
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INTRODUCTION

The Outcomes from Vocational Education and Training in Schools Microdata Product comes from the 2006 Vocational Education and Training in Schools and 2011 Census of Population and Housing Integrated Dataset (the Integrated Data). The integration of this data enhances the evidence base available for analysis of the post school labour market and education outcomes of participants in Vocational Education and Training in Schools. The Integrated Data is only released in the ABS Data Laboratory, however, a Test File is also available to help users become familiar with the structure of the data before undertaking an ABS Data Laboratory session.

Data on Vocational Education and Training in Schools was supplied to the ABS by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. More information on this data can be found via the Explanatory notes tab. The Census of Population and Housing is conducted every five years and aims to measure accurately the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census Night (9 August for the 2011 Census).

Microdata products are the most detailed information available from a Census, survey, or administrative sources and generally include confidentialised unit record level information such as responses to individual questions on a questionnaire. They also include derived data from responses for two or more variables and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.


AVAILABLE PRODUCTS

A Test File is available on the Downloads tab for understanding the structure of the data and to test code. This file does not contain real data and cannot be used for analysis. The Integrated Data is available through the ABS Data Laboratory, which enables in-depth analysis using a range of statistical software packages. Further information about the ABS Data Laboratory, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.


APPLYING FOR ACCESS

To apply for access to the Integrated Data in the ABS Data Laboratory, please contact Microdata Access Strategies via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.

Information on access can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata page on the ABS web site.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about data sources, data scope, linkage methodology and results, weighting methodology, and data quality see the information available in the Explanatory Notes tab.

For further information about the data structure and available data items see the Data Items page. A Data items list is also available from the Downloads tab.

For further information about the Test File see the Test File page. The Test File is available from the Downloads tab.


SUPPORT

For support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Customised tables are available on a fee-for-service basis. A consultancy service is available for complex analysis and modelling. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABS releases draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.

The ABS gratefully acknowledges the co-operation and technical advice provided by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email client.services@abs.gov.au. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.