4906.0.55.001 - Microdata: Personal Safety, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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This product provides information about the release of microdata from the Personal Safety Survey (PSS), Australia, 2012. Included is summary information about the survey, details on microdata files and content, information about how to use the files, and conditions of use. Data item lists and information on the quality of the microdata as well as the definitions used are also provided.

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.


The following microdata products are available from this survey:

Further information about these services, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing CURFs in general, is available from the CURF Microdata Entry Page on the ABS web site.

Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in this product and the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs.


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


More information about the survey and related products can be found in the Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide (cat. no. 4906.0.55.003) and in the summary publication Personal Safety, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4906.0).

Not all information collected in the survey is contained on the CURF (some data items on the CURF have reduced detail while others have not been released - see Data Items List in the Downloads tab). 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 a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 (international callers +61 2 9268 4909) or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.