This guide provides information about the release of microdata on the Household Use of Information Technology (HUIT), from the ABS' 2010–11 Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS). The MPHS is conducted each year throughout Australia from July to June and is designed to provide annual statistics for a number of small, self–contained topics.
Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions. They are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.
This guide should be used as a reference document when accessing the microdata as it explains the data content, technical details and the conditions of use.
Microdata for the HUIT topic are available through the TableBuilder product – an online tool for creating tables and graphs that can be accessed from the ABS website.
Further information about TableBuilder and about microdata in general is available from the Microdata Entry Page on the ABS website.
Users wishing to access the HUIT TableBuilder are required to apply online using the ABS MiCRO system. All users are required to agree to the terms and conditions of use before access can be granted. To apply for access press the green button below:
DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Some data collected in the survey may not be included on the TableBuilder file but may be available on request, on a fee–for–service basis. Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas, selected to meet individual requirements. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.