OBTAINING DATA OR FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ABS DATA SOURCES
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If the required data tabulations are not available from published reports, tailored information can also be requested as a 'user pays' service form the ABS. To determine the feasibility of creating such tabulations and their cost, readers should contact the ABS' National Information and Referral Service - refer to Contact the ABS. Data users should be aware that the need to preserve the confidentiality of data providers, and the constraints imposed by sample sizes, may prevent dissemination of data to a very fine level of detail. Client service consultants will discuss any such constraints with data users and, if so, determine whether a less fine level of detail will be feasible and satisfactory.
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