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Microdata prices
 

Microdata access is priced in accordance with ABS Pricing Policy and Commonwealth Cost Recovery Guidelines.

Microdata services subscription

To ensure our services are sustainable and meet customer needs we provide microdata services on an annual subscription basis that offers benefits such as:

  • access to the latest microdata within your subscription, as well as ongoing access to historic microdata, to create powerful stories about change and transformation
  • reduced registration red tape
  • improved help facilities tailored to your needs.
Microdata subscriptions are provided by grouping relevant datasets into data series. For a full listing of the datasets that are included in each data series, refer to the Expected and Available Microdata page.

The subscription price charged depends on the time of year that the subscription is taken up. A full year subscription is charged for data series taken up between July and September. A proportional amount is charged for subscriptions taken up in October - December, January - March, or April - June. For example, if an organisation subscribes to a data series in November, they will pay 75% of the full year subscription. The subscription period for data series taken up between April and June will last until June of the following year. For example, if an organisation subscribes to a data series in May, they will pay 125% of the full year subscription, and their subscription will be for the period May 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Current quarter subscription prices

Subscriptions for microdata services during 2014-15Prices (incl. GST)
Subscription periodOct 2014 - Jun 2015Organisation size
TableBuilder
TableBuilder Pro data series for Census 2011 and 2006 data$2,925
$1,650
large
small-medium
TableBuilder data series for all other TableBuilder data$1,465
$825
large
small-medium
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Expanded CURF data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$1,740
$990
large
small-medium

The full year and partial year subscription prices charged at other times of the year are also available.

Other microdata products and services

Other microdata products and servicesPrices (incl. GST)
TableBuilder
Census TableBuilder Basic 2011 and 2006 dataFree
Census DataPacksFree
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Basic CURF on CD-ROM$2,690 (large organisations)
$1,790 (small to medium organisations)
ABS Data Laboratory first session (3.5 hours or part thereof)$2,820 per first session
Additional ABS Data Laboratory sessions (3.5 hours or part thereof)$605 per subsequent session
Specialist CURF prepared to client's data requirementsPrice on application - contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au

Organisation size

ABS determines the size of an organisation based on employment in accordance with the definitions provided in 1321.0 - Small Business in Australia. Individuals not associated with an organisation can also subscribe to microdata services. Contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au for prices and further information.

How to pay

You can add data series to your organisation's annual subscription at any time of year. Contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au for further information.

An invoice will be emailed to the organisation following approval by ABS of the microdata application. Once payment is received, then access is granted.

Staff and students of universities participating in the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement will not be invoiced. This is because Universities Australia has paid for access on behalf of participating universities.

How to apply

To apply for TableBuilder products and Census DataPacks, register and apply through the Registration Centre.

To apply for Basic and Expanded CURFs, register and apply through MiCRO. Expanded CURFs are accessed via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL).

Related links

Access Modes and Levels of Detail - which microdata product is right for me?
Information Consultancy
Census products and services

Privacy

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Full year and partial year subscriptions

Subscriptions for microdata services during 2014-15Prices (incl. GST)
If you apply during...Jul-SepOct-DecJan-MarApr-Jun
Subscription periodJul 2014 - Jun 2015Oct 2014 - Jun 2015Jan 2015 - Jun 2015Apr 2015 - Jun 2016Organisation size
TableBuilder
TableBuilder Pro data series for Census 2011 and 2006 data$3,900
$2,200
$2,925
$1,650
$1,950
$1,100
$4,875
$2,750
large
small-medium
TableBuilder data series for all other TableBuilder data$1,950
$1,100
$1,465
$825
$975
$550
$2,440
$1,375
large
small-medium
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Expanded CURF data series in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)$2,320
$1,320
$1,740
$990
$1,160
$660
$2,900
$1,650
large
small-medium

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