The following microdata products are available from the Census Sample File
- Basic CURF on CD-ROM
- Expanded CURF via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL)
Apply online for access to these products at https://www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata.
These products provide sample records for 1% and 5% of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.
The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.
Approved users can combine information collected in the Census. The files include 3 levels: Persons, Dwellings, and Families.