6238.0.55.001 - Microdata: Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Retirement and Retirement Intentions, July 2010 to June 2011 Quality Declaration 
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the July 2010 to June 2011 Multipurpose Household Survey topics:

The summary of findings for these topics are found in Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation (cat. no. 6239.0) and Retirement and Retirement Intentions (cat. no. 6238.0). Microdata was previously released from 2008-2009 topics and is available as a Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF).

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.


Microdata for the Barriers and Incentives in Labour Force Participation and Retirement and Retirement Intentions topics are available through the TableBuilder product - an online tool for creating tables and graphs from ABS survey data.

Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual: TableBuilder.


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

Further information on access steps can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS web site.


Further information about the topics and the microdata products can be found in:

  • The detailed list of data items for the TableBuilder is available on the Downloads tab
  • The Quality Declaration, Abbreviations and Glossary in the Explanatory Notes tab


For support in the use of these products, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Some data collected in the survey may not be included on TableBuilder but may be available on request, as statistics in tabulated form. Details of the data items collected can be found in the Downloads tab in Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation (cat. no. 6239.0) and Retirement and Retirement Intentions (cat. no. 6238.0).

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 client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.