The Department of Statistics (DOS) Anonymised Microdata Access Programme (AMAP) facilitates research using anonymised microdata in a secured environment. Under the Statistics Act 1973, eligible academic researchers can have access to selected datasets to address important research questions. The programme supports complex analyses like advanced econometrics and regression studies to be conducted on various economic, social and manpower topics for informed policy-making and improve policy insights.

Who Can Apply?

✓ Researchers holding full-time appointments in Singapore’s Autonomous Universities

How to Apply for Anonymised Microdata Access?

Interested applicants may submit a proposal by filling in the AMAP application form below. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed projects with DOS before submitting the application form, for DOS's inputs and guidance on the requirements for the project. Applicants may be asked to provide additional information to DOS to facilitate the processing of the application. All anonymised microdata requests will be assessed by relevant data sources and policy agencies, and approved by an inter-agency Anonymised Microdata Review Panel (AMRP) before anonymised microdata access is provided.

Application Form microsoft word 101KB

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Application Procedure

1 - Submit a research proposal by filling in the application form and email it to

2 - DOS assesses the application with relevant data source and policy agencies

3 - DOS submits recommendations to the Anonymised Microdata Review Panel (AMRP) for approval

4 - Applicants will be informed of the approval outcome and the estimated costs

5 - All applicants and the Responsible Officer* to sign the legal undertaking if agreeable with the costs

6 - Researchers may access anonymised microdata in the approved data access environment

* The Responsible Officer must be a staff from the applicants’ Autonomous University who is the Divisional Director / Vice Provost or of an equivalent appointment who oversees the research project.

What Datasets are Available?

(1) Annual Industry Surveys /
(2) Census of Manufacturing Activities
  • Operating revenue breakdown (e.g., sales of goods, services income, leasing income, royalties)
  • Operating expenditure breakdown (e.g., purchases of goods, rental costs, freight & transport, maintenance & repair)
  • Fixed assets breakdown (e.g., building & structure, transport equipment, computers & peripherals, other machinery & equipment)
  • Total remuneration and total employment
  • Value-added
  • Operating surplus
(3) Census of Population /
(4) General Household Survey
  • Demographics (e.g., age, sex, marital status, no. of children born for female)
  • Economic characteristics (e.g., employment status, occupation, industry, monthly income from work, usual hours worked)
  • Education profile (e.g., highest qualification, field of study, country where highest qualification is attained, level of education attending)
  • Household characteristics (e.g., house type, tenancy, household size, household income)
  • Transport patterns (e.g., mode of transport, travel time)
(5) Household Expenditure Survey
  • Demographics (e.g., age, sex, marital status)
  • Economic characteristics (e.g., employment status, occupation, industry, monthly income from work)
  • Education profile (e.g., highest qualification, level of education attending)
  • Household characteristics (e.g., house type, tenancy, household size)
  • Household income from all sources (e.g., work, rental, investment, government transfers)
  • Household expenditure details (e.g., food, housing & utilities, health, education, transport, recreation at detailed levels)
  • Availability of consumer durables/ services (e.g., car, air-conditioner, PC, mobile phone, Internet access)

Five Safes Framework

To ensure that sharing of anonymised microdata under the AMAP is safe and secure, DOS adopts the Fives Safes Framework.


An inter-agency Anonymised Microdata Review Panel (AMRP) assesses and approves each request based on the approved policies.

Access Control

Access Control
Researchers have to hold full-time appointments in Singapore’s Autonomous Universities.


Legal undertaking to comply with the Statistics Act 1973 and other conditions on the use of anonymised microdata.

Statistical Control

Statistical Control
Statistical techniques are applied to anonymise the microdata so that the identity of the individual cannot be readily ascertained from the data.

Physical & IT Security

Physical & IT Security
Accessible in a secured environment with the anonymised microdata hosted in a secured server. All outputs are checked before removal to prevent statistical confidentiality disclosure.


Please contact for further enquiries.