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DATA OUTPUT AND DISSEMINATION
The summary publication Personal Safety, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4906.0) is available on the ABS website free of charge.
A summary of the main findings from the survey can be found via the Contents page. This includes an overview of the key findings from the survey regarding:
All tables published from the survey are available in spreadsheet format from the Downloads Tab. These tables include more detailed information about each of the topics summarised in the key findings.
The publication also contains information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of results, definitions and interpretation in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note and Glossary. Differences between data items highlighted in this release are statistically significant (refer to the Significance Testing section of the Technical Note).
Supporting material is available to assist data users in analysing the data from the survey. A representation of the computer assisted interview questionnaire and prompt cards used in the PSS are available on the ABS website. They can be downloaded from the 'Downloads' tab of this product.
For clients wanting to produce their own tabulations and conduct manipulations of survey estimates, access to a file containing unit records relating to the survey respondents can be requested. To protect the confidentiality of individual persons and households some data items are removed from the file and the level of detail for some items is reduced.
The expanded confidentialised unit record file released from the 2012 PSS can be accessed via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL).
Further information about these services, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing CURFs in general, is available from the CURF Microdata Entry Page on the ABS web site.
Before appling for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in this product and the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs.
To apply for access to CURF products, register and apply in MiCRO.