4430.0.30.002 - Microdata: Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/10/2019   
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This product outlines how microdata is released from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2018. It includes information about:

    • the microdata products available
    • how to use each microdata product
    • the data item lists
    • the quality of the microdata
    • the conditions of use.

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.

Microdata products are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.

Available products

The following microdata products will be available:
    • DataLab – access to detailed microdata files and a range of statistical software packages
    • TableBuilder – an online tool for creating tables and graphs
    • Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) – download microdata files for in-depth analysis.

The Microdata Entry Page has information about these products and how to understand and access microdata in general. Information on the features of each microdata product can be found on the Compare access options page.

Before applying for access, you should read the TableBuilder, User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005) and/or Responsible Use of ABS Microdata, User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003).

Apply for access

To apply for access to the DataLab, TableBuilder or CURF please follow the steps at How to Apply for Microdata.

If you are already a registered Disability, Ageing and Carers TableBuilder user, please use the TableBuilder Login page.

Further information

Further information about the survey and microdata products is available:
    • Detailed lists of data items for the Detailed Microdata, TableBuilder and CURF – on the Downloads page as each product is released
    • The Quality Declaration – on the Explanatory Notes page
    • Other related products and the Summary of Findings – on the Related information page.


For support and further information about these products, contact information is available on the Microdata contacts page.

Data available on request

Other data are available from the ABS on a fee for service basis, subject to confidentiality and data quality constraints. Tabulations to meet individual requirements can incorporate data items, populations and geographic areas.

Contact the National Information and Referral Service for further information.


The ABS Privacy Policy Summary page outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

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