This MicroData product provides information about the release of microdata available from the 2009-10 Family Characteristics Survey, in the form of an Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF). The statistics available on this expanded CURF were compiled from the Family Characteristics topic in the Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS), which was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey (MPS), from July 2009 to June 2010.
An Expanded CURF provides the maximum level of detail possible when releasing unit record files, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and the confidentiality of individual respondent information. The CURF can be accessed through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). For information on applying for access to ABS CURFs, see the CURF Microdata Entry Page on the ABS website.
This manual explains the data content, technical details and the conditions of use of the CURF and should be used as a reference document when interrogating the CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Expanded CURF accompanies this manual.