Confidential data sources

ABS TableBuilder products, CURFs and Census DataPacks

UNSW Sydney is a registered participating university with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Microdata is available to current UNSW staff and postgraduate research students only.

Before accessing these tools and data sources, you first need to follow the directions to register using your UNSW email.

Once registered, visit Microdata and TableBuilder to create tables, graphs and maps in TableBuilder or analyse microdata (unit record data) in MicrodataDownload and DataLab.

All TableBuilder, Basic and Expanded CURFs and Detailed Microdata products are listed in Available Microdata. Select the tile for each product to see more information, including a data item list in the Data Downloads tab.

A comparison of these products is available on Compare Data Services. For information on the differences between TableBuilder Basic and Pro, see TableBuilder - details. ABS suggests bookmarking the Microdata and TableBuilder entry page.

For further information regarding the application process email University Librarian's Department.


The HILDA (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) Survey is a household based panel study. It provides insight into economic circumstances over time and the persistence of income disadvantage for individual households.

The survey began in 2001 and collects information regarding economic and personal well-being, labour market and family dynamics. For more information about the HILDA Survey, see HILDA survey.

Access to the HILDA datasets is only available to current UNSW academic staff and postgraduate researchers. For more information on how to register for HILDA, see NCLD Dataverse.

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