Access Modes and Levels of Detail
 

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 mode of access, see Available microdata. Expanded CURFs are also available in the DataLab environment.


Data Product

Access mode
TableBuilder
Own environment
Remote Access Data Laboratory
DataLab
DataLab
Product type
Aggregate data
Microdata
Microdata
Microdata
Microdata
Data level of detail
Very high
Moderate
High
Very high
Very high
Media
Secure web log in
CD-ROM
Secure web log in
On-site at ABS offices
Secure web log in (trial)

Environment

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

Skills and Software required

Internet access
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: Yes
Image: No
Image: Yes
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: Yes
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: No
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: No
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Charged product
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Image: Yes
Mandatory training
Image: No
Image: No
Image: No
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

How to apply for datasets
See the How to Apply page


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