This Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) from the 2009 Survey of Education and Work provides 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 and persons aged 65-74 years who are in the labour force or marginally attached to it. Characteristics reported on include: type of educational institution attended or attending; level and main field of education of current study and highest level and main field of educational attainment. Information on unsuccessful enrolment and deferment of study is included for persons not studying in the survey year.
Users are able to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data set 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 Basic CURF is available either on CD-ROM or accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL). A Technical Manual explaining data content, technical details and conditions of use will be provided with the file.
For more information, see Access to ABS CURFs at www.abs.gov.au
Formerly: Microdata: Survey of Education and Work, Basic CURF, Australia