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4921.0.55.001 - Microdata: Participation in Selected Cultural Activities, Australia, 2013-14  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2015   
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata on Participation in Selected Cultural Activities from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2013–14 Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS), including details about the survey methodology and how to use TableBuilder. Data item lists and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata, as well as the definitions used, are also provided.

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 and are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.


The following microdata product is available from this survey:

  • TableBuilder – an online tool for creating tables and graphs.
Further information about this service, 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 the Registration Centre.

Further information on access steps can be found on the How to Apply for Microdata page on the ABS web site.


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 Participation in Selected Cultural Activities, Australia 2013-14 TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab
  • the Quality Declaration, Abbreviations and Glossary in the Explanatory Notes tab
  • other related products in the Related Information tab.


For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via


Data obtained 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 for further information.


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