Households--Economic aspects

Blog post
11 January 2017

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

16 December 2016

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

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.

24 October 2016

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

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?

Blog post
13 October 2016

The financialisation of the Australian economy has led to a cascading series of vulnerabilities in the Australian financial system.

2 October 2016

So much of the national conversation about superannuation simply assumes that 'savings for retirement' is synonymous with 'superannuation savings.' This is a big mistake.

28 September 2016

The effect of house prices on households’ financial decisions has been an important question facing researchers and policy-makers. Increases in house prices may lead households to take on...

Briefing paper
31 August 2016

Examines housing affordability in Australia for both owners and renters over recent decades.