6250.0.25.002 - Microdata: Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia  
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Using TableBuilder

TableBuilder User Guide

The TableBuilder User Guide provides you with information about how to create basic tables, custom groups, graphs and large tables. It also includes practical examples and video tutorials.

Weights


When tabulating data in TableBuilder, person weights are automatically applied to the underlying sample counts.

Weighting is the process of adjusting results from a sample survey to infer results for the total population. To do this, a 'weight' is allocated to each sample unit.

The weight is the value that indicates how many population units are represented by the sample unit.

Not Applicable Categories


Most data items included in the TableBuilder file include a 'Not applicable' category. The classification values of these 'Not applicable' categories, where relevant, are shown in the TableBuilder data item list. The 'Not applicable' category generally represents the number of people who were not asked a particular question or the number of people excluded from the population for a data item when that data was derived. For example, for the data item Current residency status, the 'Not applicable' category are those people who are not recent migrants or temporary residents.

Most data items included in the TableBuilder file include a 'Not applicable' category.

The classification values of these 'Not applicable' categories, where relevant, are shown in the TableBuilder data item list.

The 'Not applicable' category generally represents the number of people who were not asked a particular question or the number of people excluded from the population for a data item when that data was derived. For example, for the data item Current residency status, the 'Not applicable' category are those people who are not recent migrants or temporary residents.

Continuous data items


The CoRMS TableBuilder includes several continuous variables:

  • They can have a response value at any point along a continuum.
  • Some continuous data items are allocated special codes for certain responses (e.g. 000 = 'Not applicable').
  • When creating ranges in TableBuilder for such continuous items, special codes will automatically be excluded. Therefore the total will show only 'valid responses' rather than all responses (including special codes). These codes are shown in the data item list.
  • Continuous items with special codes have a corresponding categorical item on the Person level that provides the ability to display data for the special code. Refer to the data item list.

Confidentiality

A confidentiality process called perturbation is applied to the data in TableBuilder to avoid releasing information that may lead to the identification of individuals, families, households, dwellings or businesses. See Confidentiality in the TableBuilder User Guide.


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