CONDITIONS OF USE
The Census and Statistics Act 1905 includes a legislative guarantee to respondents that their confidentiality will be protected. This is fundamental to the trust the Australian public has in the ABS, and that trust is in turn fundamental to the excellent quality of ABS information. Without that trust, survey respondents may be less forthcoming or truthful in answering ABS questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on our web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential.
In accordance with the Census and Statistics Act 1905, data in TableBuilder are subjected to a confidentiality process before release. The release of microdata must satisfy the ABS legislative obligation to release information in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of a particular person or organisation. Prior to being granted access to TableBuilder, users must agree to the ABS Terms and Conditions.
Prior to using the DataLab, users must agree to the ABS Terms and Conditions.and sign an Undertaking and a Declaration of Compliance. For more information on the DataLab, please refer the About the DataLab page on the ABS website.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
Microdata access is priced according to the ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For microdata prices refer to the Prices web page.
APPLY FOR ACCESS
To apply for access to microdata products, follow the registration instructions which are available via the Microdata Entry page.
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.
The Microdata Entry page on the ABS website contains links to microdata related information to assist users to understand and access microdata. For further information users should email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 6252 7714.