4906.0.55.001 - Microdata: Personal Safety, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/04/2018   
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Before proceeding with the following sections, please review the File Structure and Content page of this Technical Manual for important information about the structure of the 2016 PSS microdata products, along with essential details regarding using the various levels of the file. In addition, details regarding using the TableBuilder product generally can be found in the TableBuilder, User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).

TableBuilder users can:

  • select, customise, create, save and export tables and customised data
  • display counts, percentages and relative standard errors, calculate means, medians, quantiles and ranges for continuous variables
  • produce outputs as tables or graphs.

However, it is not possible to derive new data items in TableBuilder. Additionally, TableBuilder only produces aggregated data, not unit record data. Where complex calculations or manipulations are required for unit record or aggregated data, the Detailed Microdata product should be used or a request made for customised data via the National Information and Referral Service.


To access the 2016 PSS TableBuilder product, please register or log in, via the Microdata Entry Page. Please familiarise yourself with the Responsible Use of ABS Microdata Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003), if you intend to access 2016 PSS microdata.


The 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) TableBuilder contains the six levels of the PSS dataset. Information about these levels is detailed in the File Structure and Content page of this Technical Manual. The Data Item List document, which contains a list of the data items available in TableBuilder, can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet on the Downloads tab of this product.

More specific information about the 2016 PSS TableBuilder product, which can assist users with understanding how to use the data items and other specific TableBuilder features, is outlined in the following pages:

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