6311.0.55.001 - Microdata: Employee Earnings and Jobs, Australia, 2011-12  
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ABS responsibilities

The Census and Statistics Act 1905 includes a legislative guarantee to respondents that their confidentiality will be protected. This is fundamental to the trust that the Australian public has in the ABS and that trust is in turn fundamental to maintaining the quality of ABS information. Without that trust, respondents may be less forthcoming or truthful in answering ABS questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on the web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential.

User responsibilities

Use of ABS microdata requires individual users to adhere to responsibilities that are defined under Clause 7 of the Statistics Determination 1983 under the Census and Statistics Act 1905. These responsibilities are provided in the microdata Undertaking that is signed by a Responsible Officer of each organisation prior to microdata products being released.

Conditions of sale

All ABS products and services are provided subject to the ABS Disclaimer, ABS Copyright, ABS Privacy and ABS Conditions of Sale. Any queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be emailed to intermediary.management@abs.gov.au. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.


Microdata access is priced according to the ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For details refer to ABS Pricing Policy on the ABS website. For microdata prices refer to the Microdata prices web page.

How to apply for access

To apply for access to the microdata, clients should read the How to Apply for Microdata web page.

Clients should familiarise themselves with the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs before applying for access.

Australian Universities

The ABS/Universities Australia Agreement provides participating universities with access to a range of ABS products and services. This includes access to microdata.

For further information, university clients should refer to the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement web page.


The Microdata Entry page on the ABS website contains links to microdata related information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata.

For further information about data sources data scope, linking methodology, weighting methodology, data quality see the Explanatory Notes tab. The data items list is available from the Downloads tab.

For further information about the data structure and available data items see the Data Items page. A Data items list is also available from the Downloads tab.

For further information about the Test file see the Test file page. The Test File is available from the Downloads tab.


For support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email client.services@abs.gov.au. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.

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