4402.0.55.001 - Microdata: Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2017  
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INTRODUCTION


This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the Childhood Education and Care Survey (CEaCS), Australia, June 2017 including details about the survey methodology and how to use the TableBuilder. Data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata, as well as the definitions used, are also provided.

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 and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

The CEaCS is collected every three years and is designed to provide a range of information about children aged 0–12 years and their families. The information collected includes the child care arrangements used by parents to care for their children, use of formal and informal care, cost and duration of the care and the attendance of children at preschool programs and other early childhood learning activities.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder, User Guide.


APPLYING FOR ACCESS

To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in the Registration Centre.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:

  • A detailed list of data items for the 2017 CEaCS TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
  • The Quality Declaration and Abbreviations in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • Other related products on the Related Information tab.


SUPPORT

For further 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

Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


PRIVACY

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.