4235.0.55.001 - Microdata: Qualifications and Work, 2015 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2016   
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The Qualifications and Work (Q&W) 2015 microdata is available across two levels.
1. Person Level
2. Qualification Level

The two levels are hierarchical as the first level relates to people, and people can have one or more qualifications which are shown in the second level. Visually, the file has one row of data containing all the Person Level Data Items for a respondent followed by up to five rows of data for each of their qualifications.

The Person level contains characteristic data such as age, sex, marital status, employment, and educational status including the number of non–school qualifications completed and the level and field of highest educational attainment. This level also has some information about the persons household, for example, the number of children present aged less than 15 and the overall household income. In addition, the Person level includes broad locational data items such state or territory of usual residence.

The Qualification Level contains details about each episode or completed qualification that each respondent has reported. The types of details available about each qualification include the level and field of the qualification, the year each qualification was started and completed, whether the qualification was completed in Australia and if employed, the relevance of each qualification to the person's current job.

The following image depicts the two levels including the sub–categories under which the individual data items have been grouped. A complete data item list can be accessed from the Downloads page.

Image: Details of file structure