The Census of Population and Housing is a descriptive count of everyone who is in Australia on one night, and of their dwellings. Its objective is to accurately measure the number and key characteristics of people who are in Australia on Census Night, and of the dwellings in which they live. This information provides a reliable basis for estimating the population of each of the states, territories and local government areas.
TableBuilder is an online self-help tool designed for users who have a knowledge of Census concepts and some experience using Census data. Registration for TableBuilder Basic is free and lodged via the ABS website and completed by the University's ABS contact officer. TableBuilder Pro is a product for researchers and academics. Registration is also lodged via the ABS and approved by the University's contact officer. Notification of approval is done via email. For more information contact your Client Services Librarian or the How to Apply for Microdata link
A Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) is a file of responses to ABS surveys or censuses that have had specific identifying information about persons and organisations confidentialised. CURFs contain the most detailed information available from the ABS and attract a cost to the University of Queensland. There are strict conditions attached to the handling of CURF data.
Application for CURF data is via the ABS website and then approved the University's contact officer. For more information contact your Client Services Librarian or the How to Apply for Microdata link.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a household-based panel study which began in 2001. It collects information about economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. The panel members are followed over time. Academic and other researchers can apply to use the General Release datasets for their research.