6306.0.55.002 - Technical Manual: Employee Earnings and Hours, CURF, Australia, May 2010  
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The May 2010 EEH Survey Expanded CURF is released in accordance with a Ministerial Determination (Clause 7, Statutory Rules 1983, No.19) in pursuance of section 13 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. As required by the Determination, the CURF has been designed so that the information on the file is not likely to enable the identification of the particular person to which it relates.

The Australian Statistician's approval is required for each release of the CURF. Prior to being granted access to the CURF, all organisations, and individuals within organisations, who request access to the CURF will be required to sign an Undertaking to abide by the legislative restrictions on use. Organisations and individuals who seek access to the 2010 EEH Survey Expanded CURF are required to give an undertaking which includes, among other conditions, that in using the CURF data they will:

  • use the data only for the statistical purposes specified;
  • not attempt to identify particular persons or organisations;
  • not disclose, either directly or indirectly, the data to any other person or organisation other than members of their organisation who have been approved by the ABS to have individual access to the information;
  • not attempt to match, with or without using identifiers, the data with any other list of persons or organisations;
  • in relation to data made available via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or the ABS Site Data Laboratory (ABSDL), access the data only in a manner specifically authorised in writing by the ABS; and
  • not attempt to access the data after the term of their authorisation expires, or after their authorisation is rescinded by the organisation which provided it, or after they cease to be a member of that organisation.

Use of the data for statistical purposes means use of the content of the CURF to produce information of a statistical nature, i.e. the arrangement and classification of numerical facts or data, including statistical analyses or statistical aggregates. Examples of statistical purposes are:
  • manipulation of the data to produce means, correlations or other descriptive or summary measures;
  • estimation of population characteristics;
  • use of data as input to mathematical models or for other types of analysis (e.g. factor analysis); or
  • providing graphical or pictorial representations of the characteristics of the population or subsets of the population.

All CURF users are required to read and abide by Responsible Access to CURFs Training Manual, September 2009 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003) available on the ABS website <https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata>CURF Tool Kits>CURF User Tool Kit>. Use of the data for unauthorised purposes may render the purchaser liable to severe penalties. Advice on the propriety of any particular intended use of the data is available from the Microdata and Multidimensional Data Access Strategies Section via <microdata.access@abs.gov.au> or on (02) 6252 7714.


All ABS products and services are provided subject to the ABS Conditions of Sale. Any queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be referred to <microdata.access@abs.gov.au>.


CURF access is priced according to the ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. Information on pricing is available on the ABS website <https://www.abs.gov.au>About Us>ABS Pricing Policy>.

The current recommended retail price of the May 2010 Employee Earnings and Hours Expanded CURF is $1,540.

CURF prices are listed on the ABS website <https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata>About CURF Microdata>Microdata prices>.


Clients wishing to access the May 2010 Employee Earnings and Hours Expanded CURF are required to agree to Terms and Conditions of use. Assistance in applying for CURF access is provided on the ABS website <https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata>About CURF Microdata>. Before applying, CURF clients should read the Responsible Access to ABS CURFs Training Manual (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003) and other related CURF information which are available on the CURF Microdata web pages <https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata>.

Australian universities

The ABS/Universities Australia Agreement provides participating universities with access to a range of ABS products and services. This includes access to the May 2010 Employee Earnings and Hours Expanded CURF for research and teaching purposes. For further information, university clients should refer to the ABS website <https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata>ABS/Universities Australia Agreement>.

Other clients

Other prospective clients should contact the Microdata and Multidimensional Data Access Strategies Section of the ABS via <microdata.access@abs.gov.au> or on (02) 6252 7714.


Access to the full detail from the survey (including data items excluded from the CURF) is only available through customised tables produced by the ABS. Requirements for these tables should be discussed with Amanda Baile on (08) 9360 5305. For more information about survey data available on request, see the Appendix of Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2010 (cat. no. 6306.0).


For further information please email Microdata and Multidimensional Data Access Strategies Section of the ABS via <microdata.access@abs.gov.au> or on (02) 6252 7714.

For further information about the Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours or the data contained in this CURF, contact Deepa Wright on (02) 6252 7919 or Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514.