4235.0.55.001 - Microdata: Qualifications and Work, 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2016   
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from 2015 Qualifications and Work (Q&W), including details about the survey methodology and how to use the microdata product; TableBuilder. A data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided. A TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.

The Q&W was conducted from January to December 2015 throughout Australia and is designed to provide statistics about the educational qualifications of the population.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual: TableBuilder.


To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS website.


Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:

    • A detailed list of data items for the 2015 Q&W TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
    • The Quality Declaration in the Explanatory Notes tab.
    • Other related products on the Related Information tab.
    • Explanatory notes and Glossary relating to this product in the publication: Qualifications and Work, Australia, (cat. no. 4253.0).


For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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