6250.0.55.001 - Technical Manual: Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Image- Group of four people in front of Uluru CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

The 2010 CORMS Expanded CURF is released in accordance with the Statistics Determination 1983 (Clause 7, Statutory Rules 1983, No.19) in pursuance of section 13 of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. As required by the Determination, the information contained in the CURF can only be disclosed in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of any particular person or organisation to which it relates.

The Australian Statistician's approval is required for the release of each CURF. Prior to being granted access to a CURF, the head of each organisation must sign a legal undertaking to ensure that all of its members abide by ABS terms and conditions of CURF access. These undertakings legally bind those accessing CURFs to:

  • use the data only for a specified statistical purpose
  • not attempt to identify particular persons or organisations
  • not disclose, either directly or indirectly, the data to any other person or organisation other than members of their organisation who have been approved by the ABS to have individual access to the information
  • not attempt to match, with or without using identifiers, that data with another list of persons or organisations
  • in relation to data made available via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL), access the data only in a manner specifically authorised in writing by the ABS
  • not attempt to access the data after the term of their authorisation expires, or after their authorisation is rescinded by the organisation which provided it, or after they cease to be a member of that organisation

Use of the data for statistical purposes means use of the information contained in the CURF to produce information of a statistical nature, i.e. the arrangement and classification of numerical facts or data, including statistical analyses or statistical aggregates. Examples of statistical purposes are:
  • manipulation of the data to produce means, correlations or other descriptive or summary measures
  • estimation of population characteristics
  • use of data as input to mathematical models or for other types of analysis (e.g. factor analysis)
  • providing graphical or pictorial representations of the characteristics of the population or subsets of the population

Use of the data for unauthorised purposes may render the purchaser liable to severe penalties. Advice about the propriety of any particular intended use of the data should be sought from the Microdata and Multidimensional data Access Strategies Section of the ABS.

Conditions of sale

All ABS products and services are provided subject to ABS conditions of sale.


CURF access is priced according to ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For details please see our CURF Prices page.

Accessing the CURF

Organisations wishing to access the 2010 CORMS Expanded CURF are required to sign a legal undertaking. This legally binds its members to comply with the ABS terms and conditions of CURF access. Before applying for CURFs, clients should read the Responsible Access to CURFs Training Manual (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003). Assistance in applying for CURF access can be found on the ABS Microdata web pages.

The ABS/Universities Australia Agreement provides participating universities with access to a range of ABS products and services. This includes access to the 2010 CORMS Expanded CURF for research and teaching purposes. For further information, Australian university clients should refer to the ABS/Universities Australia CURF Agreement page on the ABS website for an understanding of their entitlements under that agreement.

Further information

For further information please email Microdata and Multidimensional data Access Strategies Section or phone 02 6252 7714.

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