Compare access options
 

There are a number of ways to access ABS microdata. This table will help you compare each mode of access and choose the best option for your needs. Not all datasets are available in all formats and systems. To see which datasets are available for each system, see Available microdata.

Another option for users is to request an Information Consultancy where ABS prepare customised data based on client specifications. This is a charged service. Fill in a Data request form if you would like an obligation free quote.


System

Product
TableBuilder
Method of access
Secure web log in
Secure web log in and download
Secure web log in
Secure web log in
On-site at ABS offices
Product type
Aggregate data
Microdata
Microdata
Microdata
Microdata
Data level of detail
Very high
Moderate
High
Very high
Very high

Environment

Access from your own environment
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: No
Analyse unit records in your own systems
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Save outputs for future use
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Access

Australian federal and state government agencies
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Australian universities
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: Yes
Other Australian organisations
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: Yes
International organisations
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No

Skills and software required

Internet access
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: No
Your own analysis software required
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Experience using analytical programs
Image: No
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Research uses

Immediate outputs
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Basic summary statistics including means and ranges
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Tabular results
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Graphical results
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Maps
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
Mode
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Concentration ratios
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Higher moments of distributions
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Linear regression coefficients
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Non-linear regression coefficients
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Correlation coefficients
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Summary and test statistics from estimates
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

Conditions of use

Outputs checked for disclosure by ABS staff
Image: No
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Charged product
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Mandatory training
Image: No
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

System contains data restrictions
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: No
Users bound by legal undertaking
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Users bound by Terms and Conditions of Use
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes

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