4720.0.55.002 - Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2016  First Issue
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This publication provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (2014–15 NATSISS), and the 2014 General Social Survey (Non-Indigenous) (2014 GSSNI). The 2014 GSSNI is a subset from the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) TableBuilder, which has been modified to reflect the NATSISS file structure and comparable data items. This will enable comparisons between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous social outcomes using 2014 GSSNI and 2014–15 NATSISS data. For further information regarding the GSS TableBuilder see Microdata: General Social Survey, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 4159.0.30.004).

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions. This level of detail is released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

Available products

The following microdata products are available from this release:

2014–15 NATSISS

  • TableBuilder, an online tool for creating tables and graphs
  • Expanded CURF, which allows approved users interactive access through the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or via an ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL)

2014 GSSNI
  • TableBuilder, an online tool for creating tables and graphs

Further information about these services, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.

Before you apply for access, you should read and familiarise yourself with the information contained in the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs and/or the User Manual: TableBuilder, depending on the mode of access you are interested in.

Apply for access

To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.

To apply for access to the CURF, register and apply in MiCRO.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS website.

Further information

Further information about the survey and the microdata products can be found in this product, including:


For assistance in registering for access or to use these products:
  • TableBuilder: contact NIRS on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au.
  • CURF: contact Microdata Access Strategies at microdata.access@abs.gov.au or 02 6252 7714.

Data available on request

Data obtained in the survey but not presented in microdata may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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