4720.0.55.002 - Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2016  First Issue
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SURVEY METHODOLOGY


2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (2014–15 NATSISS)

Information about the 2014–15 NATSISS including summary results, is available in the publication National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014–15 (cat. no. 4714.0).

Detailed information about the survey including scope and coverage, survey design, data collection methodology, weighting, estimation and benchmarking, and the reliability of estimates can be accessed from the Explanatory Notes page. Lists of terms and definitions used in the 2014–15 NATSISS can be found under the Abbreviations and Glossary pages. The Data Item List, all published summary tables and the survey questionnaire and prompt card books can be accessed from the Downloads page.


2014 General Social Survey (Non-Indigenous) (2014 GSSNI)

Information about the 2014 General Social Survey (for survey methodology relating to the 2014 GSSNI TableBuilder product) is available in the publication General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014 (cat no 4159.0).

Detailed information about the survey including scope and coverage, survey design, data collection methodology, weighting, estimation and benchmarking, and the reliability of estimates can be accessed from the Explanatory Notes page. Lists of terms and definitions used in the 2014 GSSNI can be found under the Abbreviations and Glossary pages. The Data Item List, all published summary tables and the survey questionnaire and prompt card books can be accessed from the Downloads page.


Data comparability

This release contains a TableBuilder product from both 2014–15 NATSISS and 2014 GSSNI. The purpose of the two TableBuilder products is to allow comparability of data between the non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Understanding the extent to which data from the 2014–15 NATSISS and the 2014 GSSNI can be compared is essential to interpreting apparent differences in the data. There are differences in the sample design and coverage, survey methodology, content, definitions, and classifications, all of which may impact on comparability. For more information see Appendix 2: Data comparability from other sources from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Australia, 2014–15 (cat. no. 4714.0).