This document was added or updated on 29/07/2011.
This publication is no longer produced, for CURFs released after 2009 refer to the Microdata: Disability, Ageing and Carers, CURF and Survey TableBuilder, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4430.0.30.002) for supporting information.
This Information Paper is being reissued to correct a number of issues identified since its initial release on 2 May 2011.
Output from data items on the Recipient Level was initially weighted based on each records Recipient ID, which led to the weighted number of 'Recipients of care'. This weighting was not conceptually correct and did not align with output from the 2003 SDAC. The Recipient Level has been corrected so that output from these data items is weighted based on the Carer ID to produce the weighted number of 'Carers'.
PNRECAB and INCROAA
A coding error allowed a number of persons to fall under both the 'Other government pension' and 'None of the above' categories for these multi-response income items. The selection of 'Other government pension' has been removed where there was no applicable income.
A coding error in this item meant that those persons who 'Did not receive any informal or formal assistance' and 'Needed assistance with activities' were categorised as having their need for assistance 'Partly met' rather than 'Not met at all'. Similarly, those who 'Received both informal and formal assistance' but 'Needed more assistance with activities' were categorised as having their need for assistance 'Not met at all' rather than 'Partly met'. The error initially affected Tables 16 and 25 of the data cube titled Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Consolidated set of tables, released in the 2009 issue of 4430.0. Further explanation can be seen in the I-note attached to the 2009 issue of 4430.0.
TRASRSCD, TRAPENCD and TRAOTHCD
A coding error in each of these items meant that a person could not be shown to use more than one type of concession card where applicable (e.g. persons holding both a 'Seniors card' and 'Other concession card'). The error initially affected Table 21 of the data cube titled Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Consolidated set of tables, released in the 2009 issue of 4430.0. The coding for these items has been amended to align output with the 2003 SDAC. Further explanation can be seen in the I-note attached to the 2009 issue of 4430.0.
Coding of person level income deciles in the initial CURF release excluded 'Persons with no source of income'. These persons should have been determined to have an applicable income of zero, to align output with the 2003 SDAC. This error did not affect income decile output for the Family, Household or Income unit levels.