4150.0 - Time Use Survey: User Guide, 2006  
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Contents >> Using the CURF >> Introduction


This chapter provides information about the basic and expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) from the 2006 Time Use Survey (TUS). Two microdata files are available from this survey:

  • a basic TUS CURF available on CD-ROM or through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL); and
  • an expanded TUS CURF accessible only through the RADL.

The expanded CURF contains more detailed data for some variables than the basic CURF, as well as some additional variables.

The RADL is a secure on-line data query service, that clients can access via the ABS website. Because the CURFs are kept within the ABS environment, the ABS is able to release more detailed data via the RADL than can be made available on CD-ROM. Further information about this facility and obtaining access to the CURFs is available on the ABS Website <https://www.abs.gov.au> (see Services We Provide/CURF Microdata/Accessing CURF Microdata).

In addition to this chapter, TUS CURF users should also use the information in other chapters of this User Guide.

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