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

Datasets have been grouped into data series, so that users can access all reference periods available for a collection. 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 reference periods for the datasets within the data series. When new datasets are released to your subscribed data series, 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.

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

January 2018 to June 2018
July 2018 to June 2019


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

Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)

Expanded CURF in Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) (price per data series)
MicrodataDownload - access all basic CURFs


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

Information Consultancies

Information ConsultanciesPriced per request. Obligation free quote available.


See How to apply to register for TableBuilder, basic and expanded CURFs and detailed microdata. Census TableBuilder Basic datasets can also be accessed as a guest user without registering. Registering enables additional features such as saving tables, submitting large tables and creating custom groups.

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.


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.