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Households

Conference paper

Nature and culture in the backyard

This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.
Report

Income and wealth

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot report outlines some of the significant changes in household incomes, household wealth and also the amount of household debt over the last forty years.
Working paper

Household density and children’s wellbeing in Australia: are children’s homes too empty?

This paper looks at physical health, mental health and cognitive outcomes for Australian children and adolescents conditional upon measures of occupant density of their family homes using three longitudinal datasets: the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey; the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...
Report

Impact of COVID-19 on financial wellbeing: key findings from a national survey

In April 2020 during the last two weeks of Level 4 lockdown, Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) surveyed 3000 people on the effects of COVID-19 on their financial wellbeing. This was part of a study being undertaken in eight countries.
Dataset

8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2016-17

Presented by various demographic and geographic splits, this release includes estimates on household and personal internet use in Australia.
Working paper

Measuring the gig economy: current knowledge and open issues

The rise of the “gig economy” has attracted wide attention from both scholars and the popular media. Much of this attention has been devoted to jobs mediated through various online platforms. While non-traditional work arrangements have been a perennial subject of debate and study, the...
Report

The 3Ps: protection, productivity and pleasure for Australian smart home early adopters

This report identifies the benefits and problems smart home adopters actually experience, and compares them to the technological solutions on offer. The report shows that while living in a smart home is appealing for early adopters, it also throws up some unexpected challenges.
Report

The logbook data quest: Setting up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport

The logbook data quest sets up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport. The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years).
Report

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Working paper

Home-based working in Australia: issues and evidence

This paper discusses the sexual division of labour and responsibilities in Australian households during the 1980s.