The ABS is currently developing a new tool for complex microdata analysis - the Analysis Service.
The Analysis Service is a menu driven interface that enables clients to perform exploratory data analysis and regression analysis on ABS microdata. The high quality of the data is upheld as confidentialisation of the data is automatically tailored for each query. Clients can register for and purchase ABS datasets, and use the following functions and analytical tools:
An action list provides clients with a record of previous dataset transformations, manipulations and analyses undertaken and allows clients to review and redo actions. The regression output and diagnostics are confidentialised as they are produced, and can be saved to the client's own environment, in CSV, PNG and TXT formats.
- subsetting the dataset for selected variables or records
- creating new variables from existing variables
- undertaking exploratory data analysis such as producing confidentialised summary tables and confidentialised scatterplots, and
- undertaking a range of analysis techniques using families of models such as linear robust, logistic binomial, multinomial, probit and poisson regressions.
Available Datasets in Analysis Service
ABS expects to release the Analysis Service in 2013, with the following datasets:
Datasets for other surveys will be released progressively - see Expected and available Microdata
Accessing Analysis Service
Other microdata services you might be interested in:
The Analysis Service complements other ABS microdata analysis tools already available, including:
How to apply for Microdata
Access modes and level of detail
This page first published 19 July 2012, last updated 8 March 2013