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4913.0.55.001 - Microdata: Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2013   
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The data included in the Pregnancy and Employment Transition Survey, November 2011 Expanded CURF are released under the provisions of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. This legislation allows the Australian Statistician to release unit record data, or microdata, provided this is done “in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of a particular person or organisation to which it relates.”

The ABS ensures the confidentiality of the data by:

  • removing name, address and any other information that might uniquely identify any individual
  • changing a small number of values - particularly unusual values - and removing very unusual records
  • controlling the detail available for all records on the Expanded CURF
  • excluding some data items that were collected
  • controlling the modes of access to restrict access to more detailed data
  • placing restrictions on how the data are used, supported by both information in the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs, the undertaking signed by the head of each organisation and the terms and conditions signed by each user.

As a result, data on the Expanded CURF will not exactly match other previously published estimates. Any changes to the distribution of values are not significant and the statistical validity of aggregate data is not affected.


Each person has a unique random identifier - ABSPID.


The Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey November 2011 Expanded CURF can be accessed on the RADL and ABSDL and is available in SAS, SPSS and STATA formats. The Expanded CURF comprises the following files:

Data files
  • SAS FILE: PAET11E.SAS7BDAT contains the CURF data in SAS format
  • SPSS FILE: PAET11E.SAV contains the CURF data in SPSS format
  • STATA FILE: PAET11E.DTA contains the CURF data in STATA format

Information files
  • DATA ITEMS LIST: contains all the data items, including details of categories and code values
  • FORMATS FILE: FORMATS.sas7bcat is a SAS library containing formats
  • FREQUENCY FILES: The following frequency files contain documentation of the person level data. Data item code values and category labels are provided with frequencies of each value. These files are in plain text format

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