The following microdata products will be available from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, 2018:
- Detailed Microdata
- Basic CURF
The Detailed Microdata product will be released into the DataLab at the same time as the Summary of Findings. Release of the TableBuilder is expected in late 2019 and release of the CURF is expected in the first quarter of 2020.
To apply for access to the Detailed Microdata, TableBuilder or CURF products, register through the Microdata Access page on the ABS website.
These products provide data on people with disability, older people (aged 65 years or more) and people who care for people with disability or older people. Information available includes: need and receipt of assistance across common activities of daily living; specific impairments and underlying health conditions; education and employment restrictions; social and community participation; experience and impact of the caring role on carers; and standard demographic, labour force and other socio-economic information.
A detailed list of data items available from the Detailed Microdata, TableBuilder and CURF products can be accessed on the Downloads tab.
The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset have been applied to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual or household, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.
Approved users can combine information about people with disability, carers and other household members to enable in-depth studies of disability and carer issues.