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Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF), TableBuilder & HILDA

About TableBuilder

TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables from ABS survey data. TableBuilder can be used in conjunction with the existing suite of ABS microdata products and services including Census TableBuilder and CURFs.

The User Guide provides detailed instructions about how to build, customise, save and export tables and graphs in TableBuilder.

TableBuilder can be used to:

  • construct tables using data variables you select
  • display counts, percentages and relative standard errors in your table
  • select from categorical variables (eg state, age, sex)
  • calculate means, medians and quantiles for continuous variables (eg income)
  • create custom ranges from continuous variables
  • create graphs using your customised tables
  • save or export your tables as CSV, Excel or SDMX files.

Information about applying for a range of ABS microdata products is available from the Microdata Entry Page.  


Differences between TableBuilder Basic and TableBuilder Pro

Census Dictionary 2011


How to access TableBuilder/TableBuilder Pro

Who can access?
All current Macquarie University Students and Staff
How to apply (use your Macquarie University email address when applying)
Step 1: Register and activate user account
Register as a new user in the registration centre. You will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Once activated all users automatically receive access to the free products, Census TableBuilder Basic and Census Data Packs.
Step 2: Join an Organisation
Email to request to join an organisation. You will then be attached to the Macquarie account and have access to all of our subscribed data series, including TableBuilder Pro.
Step 3: Subscribe to products
Apply for ABS products by emailing Further information can be found at Available Microdata.
Step 4: Log in and use TableBuilder
Log in to Tablebuilder
Step 5: Update user contact details
Log in to Registration Centre to view or update user contact details. 

ABS contact officers

Sean Bullock