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Access Modes and Levels of Detail
 

There are a number of different ways to access ABS Microdata. Depending on the complexity of your analysis and the required level of detail for data items, you can choose a product suitable for your needs.

Access mode
DataAnalyser
Coming soon!
Microdata Desktop
Basic CURF
Microdata Remote
Expanded CURF
Data Laboratory
(Expanded or Specialist CURFs)
Media
Web
Web
CD-ROM
Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)
accessed via web
On site at ABS offices
Statistical and programming knowledge required
Low
Medium
Medium
High
High
Data level of detail
Most detailed
Most detailed
Less detailed
More detailed
More detailed
BenefitsCustomise own tables and graphs

Output automatically confidentialised

Tables saved and exported in CSV, Excel, SDMX, formats
Create summary tables and scatterplots

Use range of analysis techniques available, eg linear robust, logistic binomial, multinomial, probit, poisson

Output automatically confidentialised

Tables saved and exported in CSV, PNG and TXT formats
Work on own computer

Use statistical packages and versions installed on own computer





More detailed data analysis possible

SAS, Stata and SPSS software provided within system


Most output returned to client automatically
Complex data analysis possible without code restrictions

SAS, Stata and SPSS software provided within system


Additional software may be installed (additional fee applicable)

RestrictionsCharged product

Users agree to Terms & Conditions of use

Unit records remain with in ABS IT environment

Restrictions apply to the nature of queries

Internet access required
Charged product

Users agree to Terms & Conditions of use

Unit records remain with in ABS IT environment

Restrictions apply to the nature of queries

Internet access required
Charged product

Users bound by legal undertaking
Charged product

Users bound by legal undertaking

Unit records remain within ABS IT environment

Restrictions apply to the nature of queries, and to the nature and size of outputs

Internet access required
Charged product

Users bound by legal undertaking

Unit records remain within ABS IT environment

All output is manually cleared

Only available on ABS premises
How to apply for datasetsRegister and apply in the Registration Centre
Coming soon!
Register and apply in MiCRORegister and apply in MiCROContact microdata.access@abs.gov.au

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