4240.0.55.003 - Microdata: Preschool Education, Australia, 2014 Quality Declaration 
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This product is a release of microdata from the 2014 National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection (the Collection) through the TableBuilder application. It includes a summary of the product structure and content and details about how to use TableBuilder. A Data Item list, the conditions of use and quality statements are also provided.

The Collection is compiled from administrative data provided by the Australian Government, state and territory governments, and the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office. The Collection contains statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program, and workers delivering a preschool program across Australia. For more information, see Collection Methodology.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from an administrative data collection. Microdata consists of unit level information about individual entities (children and workers). They also include derived data items from two or more pieces of unit level information.

Microdata released though the TableBuilder product are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician and released in a manner not enabling identification of characteristics of individuals.


The following microdata product is available from this dataset:

    TableBuilder – an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.

Before applying for access, uses should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual: TableBuilder (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).


To apply for access to TableBuilder, please register and apply in the Registration Centre.

Information on access can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata page on the ABS website.

If you are already a registered user Login here.


Further information about the collection and this product can be found in the various pages associated with this product, and the related release Preschool Education, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 4240.0). This information includes:


For support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Other data from the Collection, not included in TableBuilder, may be available from the ABS on request.

Subject to confidentiality and data quality constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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