4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Sep 2003  
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2002 General Social Survey

The publication, General Social Survey, Australia, 2002 (cat. no. 4159.0) is in the final stages of preparation and is now scheduled for release on 15 October 2003.

A Questionnaire Package, comprising a copy of the GSS questionnaire, interview prompt cards and a detailed output data item list, is to be released electronically at the same time as the publication.

State and Territory versions of the GSS publication tables will be available via the ABS website at the time of the publication release or shortly thereafter.

Preparation of two confidentialised unit record file (CURFs) is proceeding. The CURFs will provide two levels of detail. The less detailed, or basic, CURF will be available on CD-ROM only. A new ABS service - the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) will provide access to both the basic, and a more expanded GSS CURF, via a secure Internet based data query service. It is expected that both the CD-ROM and the RADL file will be available at the end of November 2003. An information paper will be released at that time, describing the content of the basic and expanded GSS CURFs.

For more information contact Geoff Neideck (02) 6252 7269, email geoff.neideck@abs.gov.au or Graeme Groves (02) 6252 5943, email graeme.groves@abs.gov.au.