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


Subscriptions are provided by grouping relevant datasets into data series. 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.

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 subscriptions applied for between July - Sep 2016
Subscriptions taken up between July and Sept 2016 are for the period July 2016 to June 2017
TableBuilder Pro data series for Census 2011 and 2006 data$2,280
TableBuilder data series for all other TableBuilder data - see Available microdata$1,140
Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$1,380

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
Basic CURF on CD-ROM$1,870
DataLab using detailed microdata and expanded CURFs during a session at an ABS officePrice on application - contact
Specialist CURF prepared to client's data requirementsPrice on application - contact
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 add data series to your organisation's annual subscription at any time of 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.

Full year and partial year subscriptions

Subscriptions for 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 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
Expanded CURF data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$1,380$1,035$690$1,725

Individuals not associated with an organisation can also subscribe to microdata services. Contact for prices and further information.


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