|Page tools: Print Page Print All|
DataLab test file
Two test files have been created to enable researchers and analysts to become more familiar with the data structure and prepare code and programs before applying for or beginning a DataLab session.
The test files do not contain real data, and cannot be used for analysis. They mimic the structure of the detailed microdata in that they have the same data items and allowed values.
A Person level and Household level test file are available as free downloads from the Downloads section.
Counts and weights
The following table shows the number of records on each level and the weighted counts, where applicable. The data includes persons aged 15 years and over.
There are two weight variables on the detailed microdata files:
Every record on each level of the file is uniquely identified. The identifiers ABSHIDD and ABSPID appear on both levels of the file.
Each household has a unique thirteen digit random identifier, ABSHIDD. This identifier appears on the household level and is repeated on each level on each record pertaining to that household. The combination of identifiers uniquely identifies a record at a particular level as shown below:
1. Household = ABSHIDD
2. Selected person = ABSHIDD + ABSPID
The household record identifier, ABSHIDD, assists with linking people from the same household, and also with household characteristics such as geography (located on the household level) to the person records.
These documents will be presented in a new window.
4324.0.55.004 - Microdata: Smoker Status, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/02/2020 First Issue