4240.0.55.003 - Microdata: Preschool Education, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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TEST FILE

A Test File has been created to allow researchers/analysts to become more familiar with the data structure and prepare code/programs prior to applying for, or commencing, a DataLab session. This aims to maximise the value of sessions by saving users time and resources once they enter the DataLab environment.

The Test File does not contain real data, and cannot be used for analysis. It mimics the structure of the microdata from the Collection in that it has the same data items and allowed values. All data on the file is false, created through a randomisation process. Proportions of values within data items in the Test File will be similar to those in the real data, however, relationships between data items will not be intentionally maintained. It is extremely unlikely that a record in the Test File would match with a genuine record in the real data.

The Test File is available as a free download through the Downloads tab. For further information users should email microdata.access@abs.gov.au or telephone (02) 6252 7714.