3303.0.55.002 - Microdata: Mortality, Enhanced Characteristics, Australia , 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2016  First Issue
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ABS responsibilities

The Census and Statistics ACT 1905 includes a legislative guarantee to respondents that their confidentiality will be protected. This is fundamental to the trust that the Australian public has in the ABS and that trust is, in turn, fundamental to maintaining the quality of ABS information. Without that trust, respondents may be less forthcoming or truthful in answering ABS questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on the web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

User responsibilities

Use of ABS microdata requires individual users to adhere to responsibilities that are defined under Clause 7 of the Statistics Determination 1983, under the Census and Statistics ACT 1905. These responsibilities are provided in the microdata Undertaking that is signed by a Responsible Officer of each organisation, prior to microdata products being released.

In addition, each individual microdata user is required to sign and abide by an Individual Undertaking and Declaration of Compliance.

Conditions of sale

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


Microdata access is priced according to the ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For details refer to ABS Pricing Policy on the ABS Website. For microdata prices, refer to the Microdata prices web page.

How to apply for access

To apply for access to this dataset in the DataLab, information on access steps can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata page on the ABS website.

Australian universities

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 of Australia Agreement web page.


Information or data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics must be acknowledged responsibly whenever it is used. Citing, or referencing, is important for several reasons, including acknowledging that one has used the ideas, words or data of others. Accurately citing sources used also allows others to find and use original information. For information on how to cite ABS data please refer to Guide to ABS Sources.

The microdata web pages dedicate space for all submitted citations on our website, from the Published Research Using ABS Microdata web page. This information can assist in two ways: broadening the author's audience and assisting in the decision-making process for upcoming use of ABS microdata.


The Microdata Entry page on the ABS website 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.

For further information about data sources, data scope, linking methodology, weighting methodology and data quality see the Explanatory Notes tab. The Data Items List is available from the Downloads tab.

For further information about the Test File, see the Test File page. The Test File is available in the Downloads tab.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the ABS information centre on 1300 135 070, or use the Contact us form. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.

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