8168.0.55.002 - Technical Manual: Business Longitudinal Database, CURF, Australia, 2004-05 to 2009-10  
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The aim of Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) is to facilitate micro level analysis for a panel (cohort) of small and medium businesses over time, and it includes both characteristics and financial data. This release of the BLD Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides information for the first two panels included in the BLD. Five years of data is included for both panel's: Panel One includes data for 2004-05, 2005-06 , 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09; and Panel Two includes data for 2005-06 , 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The BLD CURF is available via the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site. Users should refer to the CURF Microdata entry page (www.abs.gov.au, Services, CURF Microdata).

Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

This Technical Manual provides comprehensive information for BLD CURF users.