The file is an Expanded CURF from the 2004-2005 Multi-Purpose Household Survey. It can only be accessed via 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.
Users are able to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data subject to confidentiality output clearance requirements.
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, documentation and test files in SAS, SPSS and/or Stata software. The RADL User Guide (Cat.No. 1406.0.55.002) outlines the functionality of RADL using methods supported by SAS, SPSS and/or Stata.
For more information, see Access to ABS CURFs at www.abs.gov.au