Prices
 

Microdata access is priced in accordance with ABS pricing policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines.

Subscriptions

Users can subscribe to microdata to access TableBuilder and Expanded CURF data series. Each data series includes one or more datasets. For a full listing of the datasets that are included in each data series, see Available microdata. By subscribing, you will receive all available datasets within a data series. When new datasets are released to data series you have subscribed to, all of your organisation's users can immediately have access on the day of release. New members of your organisation can also register and join at any time.

See How to apply to register.

Users can subscribe to microdata at any time of year. The subscription price charged depends on the time of year that the subscription is taken up. See the Full year and partial year subscriptions table at the end of this page.

Current quarter subscription prices

Subscriptions for microdata services during 2016-17Prices (incl. GST)
Prices for accessing microdata subscriptions applied for between Jan - March 2017
Subscriptions taken up between January and March 2017 are for the period January to June 2017
TableBuilder
TableBuilder Pro data series for Census 2011 and 2006 data$1,140
TableBuilder all other TableBuilder data series - see Available microdata$570
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Expanded CURF data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$690

Other microdata products and services not included as part of subscriptions

Other products and servicesPrices (incl. GST)
Census data
Census TableBuilder Basic 2011 and 2006 dataFree
Census DataPacks 2011 dataFree
Microdata
Basic CURF on CD-ROM$1,870
DataLab using detailed microdata and expanded CURFs during a session at an ABS officePrice on application - contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au
Information Consultancies
Information ConsultanciesPriced per request. Obligation free quote available

How to apply

See How to apply for TableBuilder products, Census DataPacks and microdata (including basic and expanded CURFs and detailed microdata).

You can subscribe to additional data series at any time of the year. Once you have applied, an invoice will be emailed to the organisation following approval by ABS of the microdata application. Staff and students of universities participating in the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement will not be invoiced for products and services covered under the agreement. This is because Universities Australia has paid for access on behalf of participating universities.

Individuals not associated with an organisation can also subscribe to microdata services. Contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au for prices and further information.

Full year and partial year subscriptions

Subscriptions for microdata services during 2016-17Prices (incl. GST)
If you apply during...Jul-SepOct-DecJan-MarApr-Jun
Subscription periodJul 2016 - Jun 2017Oct 2016 - Jun 2017Jan 2017 - Jun 2017Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
TableBuilder
TableBuilder Pro data series for Census 2011 and 2006 data$2,280$1,710$1,140$2,850
TableBuilder data series for all other TableBuilder data$1,140$855$570$1,425
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Expanded CURF data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$1,380$1,035$690$1,725

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