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List of basic microdata files available in MicrodataDownload, summary information, links to publications and data item lists

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8/11/2021

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Basic microdataDescriptionData item listRelease date
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2012-13Provides key health indicators of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Demographic information includes education, employment, income, languages and household information. Nutrition and physical activity information includes sedentary behaviour, selected health conditions, biomedical information, health risk factors and food.Data items17/07/2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, 1994Data on National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including the following variables; family and culture, health, housing, education and training, employment, income and law.Data items01/09/2006
Adult Literacy and Life Skills, 2006Includes literacy skills, linguistic information, parental information, labour force activities, literacy and numeracy practices, participation in education and training, social capital and wellbeing, information and communications technology, household composition and income.Data items22/01/2008
Aspects of Literacy, 1996Includes geographic and demographic information, a range of labour force and literacy related variables, and information about education and training, language, educational attainment and occupation of parents, and personal income.Data items21/07/1998
Australian Housing Survey, 1994Includes data on the characteristics of households such as, housing costs, housing preferences, access to services and housing history.Data items31/01/1996
Australian Housing Survey, 1999Includes data on the physical characteristics and condition of dwellings, affordability and adequacy of housing, housing history, changes in household composition over time and the number and characteristics of visitors who regularly stay overnight or on a more extended basis.Data items01/05/2001
Australians' Employment and Unemployment Patterns, 1994-97Data were collected from the same individuals in three waves covering the period September 1994 to September 1997 and contains detailed labour market activity, training and job offers, and a wide range of socio-demographic information.Data item list available with download files22/02/1999
Business Longitudinal Survey, 1994-95 to 1997-98Data covers most industries which enables examination of issues such as exporting, innovation, business planning, different employment structures, different financial structures, and training, with the impact on business growth and performance. Construct a range of different performance measures based on profit, sales, assets, equity or capital expenditure.Data items12/06/2000
Census of Population and Housing, 1981Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items04/08/1983
Census of Population and Housing, 1986Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items04/08/1988
Census of Population and Housing, 1991Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items04/08/1994
Census of Population and Housing, 1996Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data Item List17/08/1998
Census of Population and Housing, 2001Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. There are three levels including 75,451 dwellings, 79,320 families and 188,013 persons. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data item list available with download files29/09/2003
Census of Population and Housing, 2006Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items12/09/2008
Census of Population and Housing, 2011Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items12/12/2013
Census of Population and Housing, 2016Contains a 1% sample of Census records of occupied private dwellings with their associated family and person records, and persons from non-private dwellings together with a record for the associated non-private dwelling. Includes age, marital status, citizenship and ancestry, languages, employment and income, journey to work, education, geography, family composition, household and dwelling information.Data items11/04/2019
Child Care Arrangements, 1984Includes data on the social and economic characteristics of family units, demographics of children, patterns of usage of child care for each child in the survey, cost and main reason for using formal and informal child care, the level of met, partially met or unmet demand for child care services, and the amount of care by the spouse.Data items10/10/1988
Child Care, Jun 1993Topics include use of child care, cost of child care, need for additional child care, and work and child care for 13,490 children under 12 years.Data items27/05/1994
Child Care, Jun 1999Topics include use of child care, cost of child care, need for additional child care, and work and child care for 9,831 children under 12 years.Data items23/12/2000
Child Care, Mar 1996Topics include, use of child care, cost of child care, need for additional child care, and work and child care for 11,419 children under 12 years.Data items12/02/1997
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 1993Includes data on residents in health establishments and persons from households in private dwellings and other special dwellings. The data cover a range of areas including demography, labour force, education, income, dwelling structure, disability (status, condition, activity and participation restrictions), and providers of care.Data item list is available in download files.10/10/1996
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 1998Provides data on disability status, need for assistance and provision of care. Data items include household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data item list available with download files02/12/1999
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2003Provides data on disability status, need for assistance and provision of care. Includes data items household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data items22/07/2005
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2009Provides data on disability status, need for assistance and provision of care. Data items include household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data items09/03/2012
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2012Provides data on people with a disability, people aged 65 years or more, and assistance providers. Data items include household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data items22/05/2014
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2015Provides data on people with disability, older people (aged 65 years or more) and people who care for people with disability or older people. Data items include household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data items18/10/2016
Disability, Ageing and Carers, 2018Provides data on people with disability, older people (aged 65 years or more) and people who care for people with disability or older people. Data items include household, family, income, person, conditions, restrictions, specific and broad activities, recipients, and assistance providers.Data Item List10/03/2020
Domiciliary Services, Victoria, 1986Data was collected on assistance status and provision of care with socio-demographic variables including household type, age group (elderly population only), sex and birthplace.Data item list available with download files20/07/1987
Education and Training Experience, 1989Data on employed individuals including the following socio-demographic information, labour force status, work history, educational attainment, qualification required to obtain main period job, in-house training courses, external training courses, and on-the-job training activities.Data item list available with download files01/05/1989
Education and Training Experience, 1993Data focuses on level and field of educational attainment from the 2001 Survey of Education and Training and includes a number of socio-demographic variables, demography, ancestry, labour force, study and internet usage.Data items12/10/2006
Education and Training Experience, 1997Data focuses on level and field of educational attainment from the 2005 Survey of Education and Training, with the following socio-demographic variables included, demography, ancestry, labour force, study and internet usage.Data items10/10/2006
Education and Training, 2005Data items include socio-demographic characteristics, age, sex, birthplace and income, employment characteristics, labour force status, occupation and industry, educational qualifications obtained, recent study, details of work-related training courses completed, access to education and training, and the household's access to a computer and the internet at home.Data items13/07/2006
Education and Training, 2009Data items include age, sex, birthplace, income, labour force status, occupation and industry, educational qualifications obtained, details of qualifications and training courses participated in during the 12 months prior to the survey, information about access and barriers to education and training, and details about people involved in providing education and training activities as part of their current (main) job.Data items30/07/2010
Education and Work, May 2001Includes selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-64 years.Data items09/12/2002
Education and Work, May 2003Includes selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-64 years.Data item list available with download files12/07/2004
Education and Work, May 2005Includes data on labour force characteristics for people aged 15-64 years, including type of educational institution, level and main field of education and educational attainment. Information on unsuccessful enrolment and deferment of study is included for persons not studying in the survey year.Data item list available with download files18/04/2006
Education and Work, May 2007Includes data on labour force characteristics for people aged 15-64 years, type of educational institution attended or attending, level and main field of education of current study, highest level and main field of educational attainment.Data items28/03/2008
Education and Work, May 2009Includes data on labour force characteristics, participation in study, educational institution, educational attainment, and selected characteristics of apprentices and trainees.Data items28/01/2010
Education and Work, May 2011Includes data on labour force characteristics, participation in study, educational institution, educational attainment, and selected characteristics of apprentices and trainees.Data items15/05/2012
Education, Training and Information Technology, 2001Data includes level and field of educational attainment, participation in education and training, work history, including occupation and industry, current study, completed qualifications, details of training courses completed, training outcomes, access to education and training and employer support, access to education and training, unmet demand, and home access to a computer and the internet for persons aged 15-64.Data items27/08/2002
Families in Australia, March to May 1992Data from rural and urban areas across all States and Territories and includes both private and other selected special dwellings, family and household characteristics, employment, education, income, transport to work, health and child care.Data items28/09/1994
Forms of Employment, Aug 1998Includes data on selected job characteristics, socio-economic characteristics and dependency upon client or employer.Data items29/05/2000
General Social Survey, 2002Includes data on demographic characteristics, health and disability, housing, education, work, income, financial stress, assets and liabilities, information technology, transport, voluntary work, family and community, homelessness, crime and participation in sport and recreational activities.Data items07/09/2004
General Social Survey, 2006Includes data on demographic characteristics, health and disability, housing, education, work, income, financial stress, assets and liabilities, information technology, transport, voluntary work, family and community, homelessness, crime and participation in sport and recreational activities.Data items12/06/2007
General Social Survey, 2010Includes data on demographic characteristics, health and disability, housing, education, work, income, financial stress, assets and liabilities, information technology, transport, voluntary work, family and community, homelessness, crime and participation in sport and recreational activities.Data items07/12/2011
Household Energy Consumption, 2012Provides data on household energy expenditure and consumption, behaviours, perceptions and other characteristics related to household energy use. Data were collected throughout 2012, with some households providing longitudinal information up to 12 months after.Data items25/03/2014
Household Expenditure, 1975-76Includes data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households.Data items01/05/1980
Household Expenditure, 1984Includes data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households.Data items07/11/1986
Household Expenditure, 1988-89Includes data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households.Data items23/09/2008
Household Expenditure, 1993-94Includes data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households.Data items01/12/1995
Household Expenditure, 1998-99Provide data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households. Includes the Fiscal Incidence Study.Data items02/08/2007
Household Expenditure, Income and Housing, 2003-04Provides data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households. Includes the Fiscal Incidence Study.Data items01/05/2008
Household Expenditure, Income and Housing, 2009-10Provide data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households. Includes the Fiscal Incidence Study.Data items22/01/2016
Household Expenditure, Income and Housing, 2015-16Provide data on family and income, demographics, employment status, tenure, number of bedrooms and type of dwelling structure, number of spenders in household and details of weekly household expenditure by fine level expenditure commodity items for private households. In addition to the regular core modules, changes for 2015-16 include two new topics, solar energy used in the household and modelled data from the DSS government payments model. Fiscal Incidence Study (FIS) items available from 29/06/2018.Data items25/10/2017
Income and Housing Costs and Amenities, 1986This product provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items07/11/1986
Income and Housing Costs and Amenities, 1990Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items30/08/1991
Income and Housing Costs, 1999-2000Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items26/11/2003
Income and Housing, 1981-82Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data iItems27/02/1985
Income and Housing, 1994-95Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items10/06/2005
Income and Housing, 1995-96Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items11/06/2005
Income and Housing, 1996-97Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items12/06/2005
Income and Housing, 1997-98Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items13/06/2005
Income and Housing, 2000-01Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items11/11/2004
Income and Housing, 2002-03Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items10/08/2005
Income and Housing, 2005-06Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data Item List01/05/2008
Income and Housing, 2007-08Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items20/08/2009
Income and Housing, 2011-12Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items04/10/2013
Income and Housing, 2013-14Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data items06/11/2015
Income and Housing, 2017-18Provides estimates of income, wealth and housing. These measures can be classified by a range of household, income unit, person or loan characteristics.Data Item List12/11/2019
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2004Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. Additionally, for employees, data is provided on earnings, leave entitlements, superannuation, entitlement to other benefits and trade union membership.Data items19/08/2005
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2006Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. Additionally, for employees, data is provided on earnings, leave entitlements, superannuation, entitlement to other benefits and trade union membership.Data items01/06/2007
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2008Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics from 2008 for people aged 15 years and over. Additionally, for employees, data is provided on earnings, leave entitlements, superannuation, entitlement to other benefits and trade union membership.Data items08/07/2009
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Aug 2010Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics from 2008 for people aged 15 years and over. Additionally, for employees, data is provided on earnings, leave entitlements, superannuation, entitlement to other benefits and trade union membership.Data items26/08/2011
Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Nov 2008Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. Additionally, for employees, data is provided on earnings, leave entitlements, superannuation, entitlement to other benefits and trade union membership.Data items28/01/2010
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Feb 2006Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items11/05/2007
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Feb 2008Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items26/11/2008
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Feb 2010Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data Item List09/12/2010
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Feb 2012Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items11/12/2012
Labour Mobility, 1984Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items10/10/1985
Labour Mobility, 1991Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items10/10/1992
Labour Mobility, 1994Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for people aged 15 years and over. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked.Data items10/10/1995
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults, 1997Data on demographic and socio-economic characteristics and provides information on the prevalence of mental disorders, by the major disorder groups including anxiety disorders (eg social phobia), affective disorders (eg depression), and substance use disorders (eg alcohol harmful use).Data items07/08/1998
Mental Health and Wellbeing, 2007Data on demographic and socio-economic characteristics for people aged 16-85 years and provides information on the prevalence of mental disorders, by the major disorder groups including anxiety disorders (eg social phobia), affective disorders (eg depression), and substance use disorders (eg alcohol harmful use).Data items15/04/2009
National Health Survey, 1977-78Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, education and employment, health conditions - recent and chronic illness, accidents, health actions and the General Health Questionnaire.Data item list available with download files10/10/1978
National Health Survey, 1983Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, education and employment, health insurance, recent illness, doctor and hospital visits and use of medications.Data item list available with download files10/10/1983
National Health Survey, 1989-90Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, health risk factors, health conditions - recent and chronic illness, accidents, women's health issues and risk factor characteristics such as tobacco and alcohol consumption, diet, exercise and body mass index.Data items10/10/1990
National Health Survey, 1995Data item topics include geographic information, age, sex, marital status, birthplace, year of arrival in Australia, language, labour force and education characteristics, income, health risk factors, health conditions and health actions, and data on selected women's issues.Data items10/10/1995
National Health Survey, 2001Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, health status of the population, use of health services and health related aspects of people's lifestyle such as smoking, excercise and alcohol consumption.Data items19/09/2003
National Health Survey, 2004-05Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, health status of the population, health related aspects of people's lifestyle and use of health servicesData items29/05/2006
National Health Survey, 2007-08Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, health status of the population, health related aspects of people's lifestyle and use of health services.Data items27/08/2010
National Health Survey, 2011-12Includes demographic and geographic information, health risk factors, health conditions and health actions. Additionally, biomedical data for NHS respondents who agreed to participate.Data items10/05/2017
National Health Survey, 2014-15Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, prevalence of long term health conditions, health risk factors, and use of health services.Data items16/05/2016
National Health Survey, 2017-18Data item topics include demographic and geographic information, prevalence of long term health conditions, health risk factors, and use of health services.Data items27/06/2019
National Nutrition Survey, 1995Includes detailed information on food and beverage intake, physical measures, food related habits and attitudes, and usual frequency of consumption of selected foods.Data items14/06/2013
Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011-12Includes basic demographic and geographic information, education and employment, general health, physical activity and risk factors from smoking and nutrition.Data items18/12/2013
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2011-12 Australian versionProvides data on education and training, employment, income and skill use in literacy, numeracy and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for adults. The Australian version is for Australian clients wanting to analyse records and data within scope of the Australian PIAAC survey. Further information on the difference between the two versions is available from the ABS website.Data items09/10/2013
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2011-12 Australian versionData on education and training, employment, income and skill use in literacy, numeracy and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for adults. The International comparison version is for international clients (including Australian clients) wanting to compare Australian data to the data collected from other contributing countries. Further information on the difference between the two versions is available from the ABS website.Data items09/10/2013
Rental Investors, Jul 1993Data on socio-economic characteristics of investor income units who supply rental accommodation, as well as their financial characteristics and reasons for investing. Data is also provided on the characteristics of former and intending investors, and on rental investment properties, including dwelling structure, age, location and financial characteristics.Data item list available with download files17/09/1995
Rental Investors, Jun 1997Data on socio-economic characteristics of investor income units who supply rental accommodation, as well as their financial characteristics and reasons for investing. Data is also provided on the characteristics of former and intending investors, and on rental investment properties, including dwelling structure, age, location and financial characteristics.Data item list available with download files29/01/1999
Rental Tenants, Apr 1994Data on characteristics of persons living in rented or leased dwellings and characteristics of the rental dwellings. Also included are data on the costs of renting, affordability, demand for public housing, as well as tenants' rental history.Data items01/07/1994
Time Use, 1992Provides geographic and demographic data for persons and households, along with information on labour force details, educational achievement, income, use of child care, mode of transport, and activity episodes, start and finish time, length of episode, and primary, secondary and tertiary activities.Data items01/05/1992
Time Use, 1997Provides geographic and demographic data for persons and households, along with information on labour force details, educational achievement, income, use of child care, mode of transport, and activity episodes, start and finish time, length of episode, and primary, secondary and tertiary activities.Data items26/02/1999
Time Use, 2006Provides geographic and demographic data for persons and households, along with information on labour force details, educational achievement, income, use of child care, mode of transport, and activity episodes, start and finish time, length of episode, and primary, secondary and tertiary activities.Data items21/02/2008
Voluntary Work, 2000Includes basic demographic, labour force and other socio-economic data as well as voluntary participation rates, types of activities carried out, and reason for volunteering. Also includes information about monetary donations made to various organisations.Data item list available with download files26/06/2002
Women's Safety, 1996Information is provided about the personal circumstances and characteristics of respondents, including household type, age, marital status, employment status, educational attainment, income and birthplace. There are no State or Territory identifiers, however the quintile of SEIFA index for socio-economic disadvantage has been included.Data items04/05/1997