CONDITIONS OF USE
The Census and Statistics Act 1905 includes a legislative guarantee to respondents that their confidentiality will be protected. This is fundamental to the trust the Australian public has in the ABS, and that trust is in turn fundamental to the excellent quality of ABS information. Without that trust, survey respondents may be less forthcoming or truthful in answering our ABS questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on our web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential.
The release of Microdata must satisfy the ABS legislative obligation to release information in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of a particular person or organisation. Therefore, in accordance with the Census and Statistics Act, a confidentiality process is applied to the data in TableBuilder to avoid releasing information that may lead to the identification of individuals, families, households, dwellings or businesses.
Prior to being granted access to TableBuilder users must agree to the following ABS Terms and Conditions of TableBuilder Access:
Conditions of sale
- understand that the ABS has taken great care to ensure that the information on the survey output record file is correct and as accurate as possible and understand that the ABS does not guarantee, or accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use of any material contained within, or derived from TableBuilder
- understand that all data extracted from the Survey Output Record File through TableBuilder will be confidentialised and that, as a result, no reliance should be placed on cells with small values as they are impacted by random adjustment and respondent and processing errors
- inform the ABS, through their Contact Officer, upon leaving their organisation that their access has been disabled
- not provide their TableBuilder user ID and password access to any other person or organisation
All ABS products and services are provided subject to the ABS Conditions of Sale
. Any queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Microdata access is priced according to ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For details refer to ABS Pricing Policy
on the ABS website. For microdata prices refer to the Microdata prices
How to apply for access
Clients wishing to access the microdata should read the How to Apply for Microdata
web page. General microdata information is available via the Microdata Entry Pages
. To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in the Registration Centre
The ABS/Universities Australia Agreement provides participating universities with access to a range of ABS products and services. This includes access to microdata. For further information, university clients should refer to the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement
The Microdata Entry Page
contains links to microdata related information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata. For further information users should email email@example.com
or telephone (02) 6252 7714.
outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.