Users can subscribe to access TableBuilder, Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) and Detailed Microdata in the DataLab.

Datasets have been grouped into data series. For a full listing of the datasets that are included in each data series, see Available microdata. By subscribing, you will be able to access 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. Organisations can subscribe to microdata at any time of year. The subscription price charged depends on the time of year that the subscription is taken up.

See Access Modes and Levels of Detail to find out which product is right for you.

Subscription period
Full year:
July to June
Half year:
January to June


Census TableBuilder Basic data series
Census TableBuilder Pro data series
TableBuilder for all other data (price per data series)

Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)

Expanded CURF in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) (price per data series)
Basic CURF on CD-ROM (price per dataset)


Detailed microdata and expanded CURFs in the DataLabPrice on application - contact

Information Consultancies

Information ConsultanciesPriced per request. Obligation free quote available.

How to apply

See How to apply to register for TableBuilder, basic and expanded CURFs and detailed microdata.

You can subscribe to additional data series at any time of the 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.

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

Privacy and Pricing Policy

The ABS privacy policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

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