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.
- See How to apply to register.
- For a full listing of the datasets that are included in each data series, refer to Available microdata.
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 2016-17||Prices (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 services||Prices (incl. GST)|
|Census TableBuilder Basic 2011 and 2006 data||Free|
|Census DataPacks 2011 data||Free|
|Basic CURF on CD-ROM||$1,870|
|DataLab using detailed microdata and expanded CURFs during a session at an ABS office||Price on application - contact email@example.com|
|Specialist CURF prepared to client's data requirements||Price on application - contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Consultancies||Priced 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 2016-17||Prices (incl. GST)|
|If you apply during...||Jul-Sep||Oct-Dec||Jan-Mar||Apr-Jun|
|Subscription period||Jul 2016 - Jun 2017||Oct 2016 - Jun 2017||Jan 2017 - Jun 2017||Apr 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 email@example.com for prices and further information.