3417.0.55.001 - Microdata: Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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The Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID) contains 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing data linked to Permanent Migrant Settlement Data from the Department of Social Services. The Census is conducted every five years to measure the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census Night. The Census also provides information on the key characteristics of people and dwellings for small geographic areas and small population groups. The 2016 ACMID relates to people who have migrated to Australia under a permanent Skill, Family, Humanitarian and Other Permanent stream visa between 1 January 2000 and 9 August 2016.

This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2016 Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID) project. It includes the data item list, quality statements, details about how to use TableBuilder and the conditions of use. Some information on the methodology used to create the ACMID is also included in the Explanatory Notes.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a Census, or administrative data collection process and are generally the responses to individual questions on questionnaires or forms. They also include derived data from answers to two or more questions and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

This is the second release of the Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset. See these links to the previous release 2011 ACMID statistical release and 2011 ACMID microdata in TableBuilder.


Before applying for access to TableBuilder, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).

To apply for access to TableBuilder, please register and apply from the How to Apply for Microdata page on the ABS website.

Information about TableBuilder can be found on the Microdata Entry Page.

If you already are a registered TableBuilder user Login in here.

The ABS/Universities Australia Agreement provides participating universities with access to a range of ABS products and services. This includes access to microdata. For further information, university clients should refer to the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement web page.


For support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Customised tables are available on a fee-for-service basis. For further information, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au..