CONDITIONS OF USE
The Census and Statistics Act 1905 includes a legislative guarantee to respondents that their confidentiality will be protected. This is fundamental to the trust the Australian public has in the ABS, and that trust is in turn fundamental to the excellent quality of ABS information. Without that trust, survey respondents may be less forthcoming or truthful in answering ABS questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on our web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential.
In accordance with the Census and Statistics Act 1905, data in TableBuilder (TB) are subjected to a confidentiality process before release. The release of microdata must satisfy the ABS legislative obligation to release information in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of a particular person or organisation.
This confidentiality process is applied to avoid releasing information that may lead to the identification of individuals, families, households, dwellings or businesses.
Prior to being granted access to TB, users must agree to the following ABS Terms and Conditions of TB Access:
CONDITIONS OF SALE
- understand that the ABS has taken great care to ensure that the information on the survey output record file is correct and as accurate as possible and understand that the ABS does not guarantee, or accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use of any material contained within, or derived from TB
- understand that all data extracted from the survey output record file through TB will be confidentialised prior to being supplied and that as a result, no reliance should be placed on small cells as they are impacted by random adjustment, respondent and processing errors
- inform the ABS, through their Contact Officer, upon leaving their organisation so that their access is disabled
- not provide their TB user ID and password access to any other person or organisation.
All ABS products and services are provided subject to the ABS Conditions of Sale
. Any queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Microdata access is priced according to 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
HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCESS
Clients wishing to access the microdata should read the How to Apply for Microdata
web page. Clients should familiarise themselves with the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs
and other related microdata information which are available via the Microdata web pages
, before applying for access through MiCRO
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
The Microdata Entry page
on the ABS website contains links to information which will assist users to understand and access microdata. For further information users should email email@example.com
or telephone (02) 6252 7714.