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The ADA Indonesian Collection

The Australian Data Archive, in collaboration with researchers from the School of Demography and the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, and the Budan Pusat Statistik (BPS - the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics) have established the Indonesian data collection for the preservation of and access to BPS data for ANU researchers.

What data is included in the collection?

The ADA collection includes a wide range of Indonesian census and survey unit record databases and official survey data from Statistics Indonesia including the Indonesian Censuses, PODES, SUSENAS, SUPAS and SAKERNAS data collections and RISKESDAS from the Department of Health. These include:


Series  Available online through Nesstar  Available offline by request Not currently available

Population Census


1971, 1980, 1990, 2010



Inter-censal survey


1985, 1995, 2005



Socio-economic survey

1987, 1997, 1999 - 2013

1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989-1994,

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Pre-1980, 1985-1986

1988 (No survey conducted)



Labour Force Survey


1977, 1987, 1990


1978-1986, 1988-1989,

1991-1999, 2011-2013


Village Potential Survey


1980-2011 (triennial)


Seratus Desa

100 Village Survey


1994, 1997, 1998


Other collections

Economic census of median and

large manufacturing establishments, 1985

Indonesian Family Life Survey

Indonesian Marriage Survey 1978


Economic census of small manufacturing establishments, 1985

Indonesian Annual Manufacturing Surveys, 1975-1993

Agricultural census

Manufacturing census (1990 onwards)

Annual Manufacturing Surveys (1994 onwards)

If you are interested in BPS data other than that listed above, please contact ADA at to discuss your needs.

What documentation is available?

A key element of the ADA Indonesian collection is the establishment of full documentation of datasets within the collection in both English and Indonesian. With support from the Australian Research Council and the Australia-Indonesia Centre, under the direction of Prof. Peter McDonald, a team from the the ANU has worked to complete the documentation for  that will provide access to researchers to this documentation. The data collections are already lodged with the Australian Data Archive at ANU but efficient usage of the data requires that documentation (descriptions of the samples, the variables and variable categories, the questionnaires etc.) are readily available to potential users.

Documentation produced as part of this project includes:

  • An English language user guide
  • English language syntax and data files Introduction and history of the dataset or series
  • Sampling and scope
  • Concept definitions 
  • Detailed information on coding systems e.g. classifications of Occupations and Industry
  • Original and translated questionnaires
  • Additional links/related publications
  • Breakdown of data files and codes
  • Missing data or known limitations of the dataset

Who can access the ADA Indonesian collection?

Through a joint agreement between BPS and ANU, staff, students and associates of the ANU can access the ADA Indonesian data holdings at no cost. The licensing for any BPS purchases is currently limited to usage by ANU-affiliated users (staff, students, adjuncts, etc.), but is broad-based, in that any data purchased from BPS under through this agreement is available for the life of the agreement for any project – that is, it is not limited to a single project, but available for any ANU affiliate in future.

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