4159.0.30.001 - Microdata: General Social Survey, Basic CURF, Australia, 2006  
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The latest version of this product can be found at Microdata: General Social Survey, CURF, Australia (cat. no. 4159.0.30.003).

The GSS 2006 CURF is available either on CD-ROM or through the RADL

A Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) from the 2006 General Social Survey, a multi-dimensional social survey that ranges across many aspects of life, designed to enable analysis of the interrelationships in social circumstances and outcomes, including the exploration of multiple advantage and disadvantage. The data provides information on people's health, family relationships, social and community involvement, education, employment, income and financial stress, assets and liabilities, housing and mobility, crime and safety, transport, attendance at culture and leisure venues, and sports attendance and participation.

The file is available either on CD-ROM or accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory. A user guide explaining data content, technical details and conditions of use is provided with the file.

Within the item 'Visa category', code 6 which is labelled 'Permanent resident - Humanitarian and other', is a collapsed version of two categories that exist within the Expanded CURF and the main unit record file, where 'Permanent resident - Humanitarian' is one category and 'Permanent resident - Other' is another category. For confidentiality reasons, these categories were collapsed for the Basic CURF. The majority of persons within the Basic CURF category are those who responded either in the negative or 'don't know' to questions regarding the three other listed categories of permanent residency visa types, rather than necessarily having a different type of permanent resident visa. Therefore, it may be better to consider this category to be 'Permanent resident - Humanitarian or type not known'.

Formerly: General Social Survey: Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File