4430.0.30.002 - Microdata: Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, 2015 Quality Declaration 
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This product provides information about the release of microdata from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, 2015 including details about how to use the Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF), TableBuilder and DataLab. Data item lists and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided, along with links to details of survey definitions and methodology.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions. This level of detail is released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.


The following microdata products are available from this survey:

    • Basic CURF - approved users can access in the user's own environment (via a CD-ROM), as well as via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and DataLab.
    • TableBuilder - an online tool for creating tables and graphs.
    • DataLab - approved users can access for in-depth analysis using a range of statistical software packages.

Further information about these services, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.

Before you apply for access, you should read and familiarise yourself with the information contained in the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs and/or the User Manual: TableBuilder, depending on the mode of access in which you are interested.


To apply for access to the CURF, register and apply in MiCRO.
To apply for access to the TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.
To apply for access to the DataLab, register in MiCRO and contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au to arrange a session.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata.


Further information about the survey and the microdata products:


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


Other data from the survey may be available from the ABS on request. Subject to confidentiality and data quality constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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