3417.0.55.001 - Microdata: Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/07/2018   
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The Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID) contains Australian Census of Population and Housing data linked to Permanent Migrant Settlement Data from the Department of Home Affairs. The Census is conducted every five years to measure the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census Night. The Census also provides information on the key characteristics of people and dwellings for small geographic areas and small population groups. The 2016 ACMID relates to people who have migrated to Australia under a permanent Skill, Family, Humanitarian and Other Permanent stream visa between 1 January 2000 and 9 August 2016.

This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the ACMID in TableBuilder and DataLab. TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs. The DataLab enables approved users to access microdata for in-depth analysis using a range of statistical software packages. The information provided includes details about how to use the microdata products, the data items, the definitions used, conditions of use and quality of the microdata.

For information on the previous release of microdata in TableBuilder from the 2011 ACMID see Microdata: Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset, 2011. Information about the release of 2011 ACMID microdata in the DataLab has been included in this release. See the Downloads tab for the 2011 ACMID Data Item List and Test File.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a Census, or administrative data collection process and are generally the responses to individual questions on questionnaires or forms. They also include derived data from answers to two or more questions and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

Further information about these products, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access to TableBuilder, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).


To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in the Registration Centre.

To apply for access to the DataLab, see About the DataLab for information on which organisations may apply for access to detailed microdata and contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au with your name, organisation and microdata file you are interested in accessing.

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

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.


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


Customised tables are available on a fee-for-service basis. For further information, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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