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4402.0.55.001 - Microdata: Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2015   
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the Childhood Education and Care Survey (CEaCS), Australia, June 2014 including details about the survey methodology and how to use the TableBuilder. Data item list 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 CEaCS is collected every three years and is designed to provide a range of information about children aged 0–12 years and their families. The information collected includes the child care arrangements used by parents to care for their children, use of formal and informal care, cost and duration of the care and the attendance of children at preschool programs and other early childhood learning activities.


The following microdata products are available from this survey:

  • TableBuilder – an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Further information about these services, 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 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).


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.

If you are already a registered user Login here.


Further information about the survey and this product can be found in the various pages associated with this product, and the related release Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 (cat. no. 4402.0). This information includes:
  • A detailed list of data item lists for the TableBuilder available in the Downloads tab
  • The Quality Declaration in the Explanatory Notes tab
  • Abbreviations and Glossary in the Explanatory Notes tab of Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014 (cat. no. 4402.0)
  • Other related products can be found on the Related Information tab.


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


Other data from the survey, not included in TableBuilder, may be available from the ABS, on request.

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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