This Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) from the 2006-2007 Multi-Purpose Household Survey provides statistics on four topics: Barriers and incentives to labour force participation; Retirement and retirement intentions; Adult learning; and Household Use of Information Technology.
Users are able to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.
The CURF includes metadata files and documentation to enable users to read the data into SAS, SPSS or Stata software. Users can then analyse the data using any method supported by SAS, SPSS or Stata, including cross tabulation and correlative analyses.
The Expanded CURF is only available through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). An information paper explaining data content, technical details and conditions of use is available on the ABS web site and via the 'Information by' link on the RADL home page.
For more information, see Access to ABS CURFs at www.abs.gov.au