9309.0.55.003 - Microdata: Census of Motor Vehicles, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2018   
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the Motor Vehicle Census, including details about the collection methodology and how to use TableBuilder. Data item lists and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata, as well as the definitions used, are also provided.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a statistical collection and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.


Motor Vehicle Census data is available as a microdata product through TableBuilder, an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Further information about this service, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page on the ABS web site.

Before you apply for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual:TableBuilder, depending on the mode of access you are interested in.


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

Further information on the process to apply for access can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata.


Further information about the survey and the microdata products can be found in:

  • A detailed list of data items for the TableBuilder is available in the Data Item List.
  • The Quality Declaration can be found in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • The Glossary relating to these products can be found in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • The Abbreviations relating to these products can be found in the Explanatory Notes tab.


For support in the use of these formats, please contact Customised and Microdata Access on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Data obtained in the survey but not presented in the TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability 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. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.