Households--Economic aspects

Audio program
16 February 2017

Social researchers say the trend to part-time work is placing a heavy financial burden on families, and is also seeing the nation undergo a significant social change.

Report
13 February 2017

This research note summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on...

Report
5 February 2017

Provides in-depth insights into the financial psychology of Australians based on a survey of 1,500 households.

Article
23 January 2017

This article discusses a recent international project on how family housing property wealth is reshaping welfare regimes, and what Australia can learn from this research. 

Blog post
11 January 2017

The latest Digital Finance Analytics Household Finance Confidence Index, to end December 2016 has been released.

Report
16 December 2016

This inquiry was established to assess issues related to home ownership in Australia, and potential policy responses by government.

Report
7 December 2016

This report explores changes to electricity and gas prices across Australia from July 2009 to July 2016, in order to assess the key drivers for price change in each jurisdiction.

Report
24 October 2016

This report reinforces how domestic violence contributes to alarming levels of financial stress among Australian women.

Report
21 October 2016

The public is constantly told income inequality is rising and the government should do something. This report seeks to explain why inequality matters, even though it has barely changed.

Audio interview
14 October 2016

Successive treasurers have hailed Australia's long run of economic growth as a standout compared to the rest of the world. But if it's so good, how come many of us are feeling worse off?