In addition to publishing statistics on our website, the ABS provides specialised data products and services to inform Australia’s important decisions.
Where is integrated data accessed
Access to detailed microdata is provided through the secure ABS DataLab for approved users and projects.
Some users prefer to access basic tables, custom graphs, graphs and large tables sourced from integrated data using Tablebuilder.
ABS Information Consultants can produce outputs to suit your requirements sourced from integrated data. This service is available for approved users who want to work with aggregate data in their own environment.
Who can access the data
The ABS produces standard integrated data products that meet most research needs and creates custom products for projects with specialised requirements.
Standard detailed microdata and Tablebuilder are available to approved government and non-government users. This includes:
BLADE and custom MADIP detailed microdata are available to these types of users:
About the DataLab outlines the requirements users must meet before access is granted.
DataLab safe researcher training provides an overview of the mandatory training and schedule.
Applying for access and costs
The first step is to contact ABS Data Services via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will discuss your project requirements and data options, and provide you with an Integrated data project proposal template.
If you would like an ABS Information Consultant to produce aggregate outputs sourced from integrated data, you may submit a request for an obligation free quote.
If our existing products don’t meet your needs, you can apply for our Data integration service.
How to Apply describes the steps involved in applying to access ABS microdata.
About the DataLab outlines the access process for detailed ABS microdata.
Data services prices outlines the associated costs.
Timeframes for access
Indicative timeframes for a new ‘standard’ project (i.e. one similar to a project we have conducted before) are provided as a best-case scenario below.
This applies to access to existing MADIP or BLADE detailed microdata (such as the MADIP Modular or BLADE Core) via the DataLab.
Custom data integration services
Data integration service outlines how we can help you if your project needs cannot be met using our existing integrated data products.