2049.0.55.002 - Microdata: Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, 2016  
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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 Australian Bureau of Statistics (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 our questionnaires. For more information, see "Security', "Restricting use of information to statistical purposes', 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure in published statistics', 'Microdata' and 'Making sure security is working' on the ABS web page: Survey Participant Information - How The ABS Keeps Your Information Confidential.

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. Therefore, in accordance with the Census and Statistics Act 1905, confidentiality processes are applied to the data in TableBuilder to avoid releasing information that may lead to the identification of individuals, families, households, dwellings or businesses.

Prior to being granted access to TableBuilder users must agree to the following ABS Terms and Conditions for Microdata and TableBuilder.

The TableBuilder, User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005) provides additional information to assist users.


All ABS products and services are provided subject to the ABS Conditions of Sale. Any queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be emailed to intermediary.management@abs.gov.au.


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 contains links to microdata related information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata. For further information users should email microdata.access@abs.gov.au or telephone (02) 6252 7714.


The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

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