Household survey data
Residential household characteristics
Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years
Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Occupational mobility in the ALife data: how reliable are occupational patterns from administrative Australian tax records?
The purpose of this paper is to compare the distribution of occupation and rates of occupational mobility in the ATO Longitudinal Information Files (ALife) and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) datasets.
Socio-economic background and the incidence of partner violence: evidence from HILDA
Using 14 waves from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey, the authors of this paper report extensive analysis of the financial consequences of (apparent) partner violence (PV) for Australian women.
Disadvantage facing young people with disability: what’s changed over time?
This fact sheet outlines the ways in which Australian young people with disability (aged 15 to 24 years) experience disadvantage in many areas of their lives.
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...
Violence against people with disability in Australia
In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis
This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Why do home-owners do better?
Focussing on indicators of physical and mental health, life satisfaction and, for youth, educational attainment, this paper employs a range of strategies to test competing hypotheses relating to causal mechanisms and selection effects associated with home-ownership.
Beyond graduation: long-term socioeconomic outcomes amongst equity students
This report aims to address the trajectories of post-graduation outcomes of students from different equity groups, and to offer new policy insights for Australia.
Findings of the 14th Annual Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey
The 14th HILDA Annual Statistical Report 2019 has been released. This resource outlines some of the key observations.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 17
This report contains articles on changes in key aspects of life in Australia, as well as information on other findings. The fieldwork for this report was conducted between 2001 and 2017.
Living in Australia: a snapshot of Australian society and how it is changing over time
This report summarises the findings from Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which stands as a guide to inform our understanding of what’s shaping modern Australia.
Returns to education in Australia 2006 - 2016
This paper estimates and compares the returns to education in Australia using standard Mincer equations for the years 2006, 2011, and 2016.
Poverty transitions in nonremote Indigenous households: the role of labour market and household dynamics
This paper contributes to the poverty literature in Australia by presenting estimates of income poverty entry and exit rates for Indigenous people living in nonremote areas of Australia.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 16
The Melbourne Institute publishes the latest findings from the HILDA Survey each year, allowing Australians to see how different aspects of their lives have changed over time. This report presents key findings from Waves 1 to 16 of the HILDA Survey.
A fair go? Measuring Australia's progress in reducing disadvantage for people with disabilities, 2001-2016
The aim of this report is to build on this work by examining trends in the extent of disadvantage and inequality experienced by working age adults with disability in Australia between 2001 and 2016.
Gambling activity in Australia: Findings from wave 15 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey
This report provides an overview of gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers. It has been written primarily for researchers and government officials who have an interest in Australian gambling statistics.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 15
The 12th annual statistical report of the HILDA survey contains articles on changes in key aspects of life in Australia, as well as information on other findings.
What impact do house prices have on household debt and labour supply in Australia?
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 additional debt, refinance an existing mortgage, or change the composition of the debt held. Studies of labour...
The household, income and labour dynamics in Australia survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 14
Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS; previously Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and is...
Assessing household energy consumption in Adelaide and Melbourne
This paper builds on existing literature on household energy consumption and test effects of a range of factors associated with household energy use. It aims to bring out how household energy consumption varies between and Adelaide and Melbourne and identify determinants of household energy consumption.
Family-related life events: insights from two Australian longitudinal studies
The report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.
Privacy impact assessment for the feasibility study for linking household labour force survey data with linked employer-employee data
This privacy impact assessment (PIA) identifies privacy risks associated with linking data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data with data from Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and outlines the processes for managing these risks.
Families, incomes and jobs, Volume 4
The HILDA Survey aims to provide a new type of social statistics for Australia, and to investigate new methods of measuring change and social trends. Volume 4 of the Statistical Report is based on the first six waves of data collected by the HILDA Survey...
The effect of the Australian Superannuation Guarantee on household saving behaviour
Individual pension accounts are growing in importance as a pillar of retirement incomes policy in the developed world. Policy-makers have generally assumed that by introducing pre-funded pension schemes, they can increase household wealth and thereby raise retirement incomes. However, there has been relatively little empirical...