6541.0.30.001 - Microdata: Income and Housing, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/11/2015   
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The Census and Statistics Act 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 questionnaires. For more information, see 'Avoiding inadvertent disclosure' and 'Microdata' on our web page How the ABS keeps your information confidential.


The release of CURF data is authorised by clause 7 of the Statistics Determination made under subsection 13(1) of the Census and Statistics Act 1905. The release of a CURF 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.

This legislation allows the Australian Statistician to approve release of unit record data. All CURFs released have been approved by the Statistician. Before CURF access is granted, each organisation's Responsible Officer must submit a CURF Undertaking to the ABS. The CURF Undertaking states that prior to CURFs being released to an organisation, a Responsible Officer must undertake to ensure that the organisation will abide by the conditions of use of CURFs. The CURF Undertaking is required by legislation and individual users are bound by the undertaking signed by the Responsible Officer.

All CURF users are required to read and abide by the conditions and restrictions in the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs. Any breach of the CURF Undertaking may result in withdrawal of service to individuals and/or organisations. Further information is contained in the Consequences of Failing to Comply web page.


All ABS products and services are subject to the ABS Conditions of Sale. Queries relating to these Conditions of Sale should be emailed to intermediary.management@abs.gov.au. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.


Microdata access is priced according to ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines. For details see the ABS Pricing Policy on the ABS website. For microdata prices please see the Microdata prices web page.


Users should first view the information contained in this product and the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs. Users should also view the other microdata information available via the Microdata Entry Page. To apply for access to the CURF products, register and apply in MiCRO.


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 web page.


The Microdata Entry page on the ABS website provides information to assist users. For further information users should telephone (02) 6252 7714.