A complete list of all data items included on the CURF is provided in an Excel spreadsheet (refer to the Downloads tab). Please take note of the points below before commencing any analysis.
Caution: Users should ensure that they do not inadvertently use the missing value code as a numeric value. This will ensure that these missing value codes do not incorrectly contribute to MCM CURF usage or outputs.
Special codes are assigned to variables in the following circumstances:
999999999 = Missing
88888888 = Missing due to sequencing
7777777 = Ticked more than one box
666666 = Data not available at this level
USING THE INDICATIVE ITEMS
The MCM CURF includes several indicative items which will assist users in their analysis. These are outlined in the below table.
Caution: Users should take care when analysing employment and years of operation data, as a valid response for these data items is a category. For example: for the variable SIZE, the number of persons working for the business during the last pay period could be any number from 1 to 4. However, a response of 4 does not correspond to 4 employed persons; it means the number of employed persons was '100 or more'.
Each business record has a unique randomly generated identifier - RandomID.