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Study TitleAustralian Survey of Social Attitudes - Restricted, 2011
Series NameThe Australian Survey of Social Attitudes
Primary InvestigatorEvans, Ann
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r
AbstractThe 2011 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is the fifth in a biennial series that studies social attitudes and behaviour of Australian citizens for the Australian and international research community. AuSSA provides cross-sectional data on the social attitudes and behaviour of Australians, repeating a core questionnaire for each cross-section and fielding specific modules relevant to the changing needs of the social research community. AuSSA is Australia's official survey in the International Social Survey Program (http://www.issp.org) and regularly includes ISSP modules. AuSSA 2011 includes both the ISSP's Environment III (2010) and Health (2011) modules. This restricted access study contains the restricted variables from the AuSSA 2011 study: the geographic variable "postcode", plus the respondent id "formid". All other variables from the AuSSA 2011 study are available from study 01251, and the contents of this file can be merged with the general AuSSA 2011 dataset using the respondent id. The 2011 Survey includes attitudes and behaviours that are organised into seven categories: Issues facing Australia today; Environment; Health; Government Policy and services; Kindness; Australians in History; and The Law and Authority. AuSSA 2011 also includes demographic and behavioural categories (Personal Background) that survey: sex, year born, income, education, employment, union membership, country of birth, household composition and religion. There are also questions about the partner of the respondent: employment, highest-level of education and income.
Bibliographic CitationEvans, A., Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, 2011 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2012.
CopyrightCopyright © 2012, The Australian National University. All rights reserved
ContributorReimondos, Anna
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Sociology, Culture;Social attitudes, values and behaviour
KeywordsAttitudes;Crime;Economics;Education;Employment;Environment;Health;Health insurance;Health services;History;Human relations;Immigration;Law;Political science;Poverty;Public administration;Public health;Public opinion;Religion;Social capital;Social classes;Social welfare;Taxation;Terrorism;Unemployment benefits
Population (Universe)Australian citizens on the Electoral Roll as at June 2011
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 2012-05-01 End date - Data Collection: 2012-05-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 2012-05-01 Time Period - End: 2012-05-01
Geographic CoverageNational
Geographic UnitFederal Electorate (June 2011 boundaries) Postcode (restricted access only)
Methodology Content
Sampling ProcedureOne-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Data KindSurvey data
Response Rate31.3 percent
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor may be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorReimondos, Anna
Deposit Date2012-11-13
VersionVersion 1.0
Other Content
Unit of AnalysisIndividual
Mode of Data CollectionPostal survey
CommentThe 2011 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is the fifth in a biennial series that studies social attitudes and behaviour of Australian citizens for the Australian and international research community. AuSSA provides cross-sectional data on the social attitudes and behaviour of Australians, repeating a core questionnaire for each cross-section and fielding specific modules relevant to the changing needs of the social research community. AuSSA is Australia's official survey in the International Social Survey Program (http://www.issp.org) and regularly includes ISSP modules. AuSSA 2011 includes both the ISSP's Environment III (2010) and Health (2011) modules. This restricted access study contains the restricted variables from the AuSSA 2011 study: the geographic variable "postcode", plus the respondent id "formid". All other variables from the AuSSA 2011 study are available from study 01251, and the contents of this file can be merged with the general AuSSA 2011 dataset using the respondent id. The 2011 Survey includes attitudes and behaviours that are organised into seven categories: Issues facing Australia today; Environment; Health; Government Policy and services; Kindness; Australians in History; and The Law and Authority. AuSSA 2011 also includes demographic and behavioural categories (Personal Background) that survey: sex, year born, income, education, employment, union membership, country of birth, household composition and religion. There are also questions about the partner of the respondent: employment, highest-level of education and income.
Study Creation Date2012-12-19 10:44:23 UTC
Data CollectorsReed, Ken
distribution_date2012-12-06
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Evans, A., Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, 2011 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2012.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2012, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Australian Survey of Social Attitudes - Restricted, 2011
WeightingA weight variable ("weight") is provided to correct for education differences between the sample and the population. For information about the creation of the weight variable, see the technical reports document in Related Materials below. Responses were biased toward women, the more highly educated and older people. To correct for these biases, the AuSSA 2011 sample has been benchmarked against the Census 2011 data on Australian citizens, following the procedure and the STATA code used by Trevor Breusch (2004) for the 2003 AuSSA data. The weighted sample is designed to have the same proportions as the Census in a three-way cross-tabulation of age, sex, and educational attainment.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r
LabelAustralian Survey of Social Attitudes - Restricted, 2011
Languageen
CountriesAustralia
Type of Research InstrumentStructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 3
ProducerReed, Ken
ADA Study LevelLevel 3
Version Date2012-12-06
Version NotesVersion 1.0 - includes restricted variable "postcode"
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodone-time cross-sectional study
WeightingA weight variable ("weight") is provided to correct for education differences between the sample and the population. For information about the creation of the weight variable, see the technical reports document in Related Materials below. Responses were biased toward women, the more highly educated and older people. To correct for these biases, the AuSSA 2011 sample has been benchmarked against the Census 2011 data on Australian citizens, following the procedure and the STATA code used by Trevor Breusch (2004) for the 2003 AuSSA data. The weighted sample is designed to have the same proportions as the Census in a three-way cross-tabulation of age, sex, and educational attainment.
Respondent ID Return to 01251-r   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
formid 10317.0 12884.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2012-12-20 04:53:31 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2012-12-19 10:44:24 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r_F3
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1283042
Interval: discrete
Label: Respondent ID
Variable Name: formid
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r_V278
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1946
Variable Position: 1
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r
Database Study ID: 4168
Updated At: 2012-12-20 04:53:31 UTC
Maximum: 12884.0
Minimum: 10317.0
Variable ID: V278
Variable Width: 8
[Adm] Postcode Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
postcode 800.0 7468.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2012-12-20 04:53:30 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2012-12-19 10:44:24 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r_F3
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1283041
Interval: contin
Label: [Adm] Postcode
Maximum: 7468.0
Minimum: 800.0
Variable Name: postcode
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r_V279
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1946
notes: Respondent postcode
Variable Position: 2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01251-r
Database Study ID: 4168
Updated At: 2012-12-20 04:53:30 UTC
Maximum: 7468.0
Minimum: 800.0
Variable ID: V279
Variable Width: 10

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