The aim of Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) is to facilitate micro level analysis for a panel (cohort) of small and medium businesses over time, and it includes both characteristics and financial data. This release of the BLD Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides information for five years of data, covering the years 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
This CURF is available via the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site. Users should refer to the CURF Microdata entry page (http://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata).
Steps to confidentialise the dataset are 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 associated technical information is now included within this Microdata product, providing comprehensive information for BLD CURF users.