Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey - Extended Funding 

What's New?

The Government will provide funding to extend the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey for four more rounds of data collection and dissemination.

The key value of HILDA is in its ability to help government better understand how people respond to the changing economic and social environment, both as individuals and as families. This will enable the government to design and target better social and economic policies.


The HILDA survey is Australia's first national household longitudinal survey of the population. Information collected in the survey includes labour force status and history, current and financial year income, wealth, family relationships, child care, health status, financial stress, housing, education, retirement intentions and work/family attitudes.

The HILDA survey commenced collecting data from 7,700 Australian households in 2001. Data from the HILDA survey is utilised by 14 Australian Government agencies plus 28 other government agencies and academic institutions. Altogether, HILDA has over 200 registered users.


1 July 2004.

Total Government Funding

$22.9 million over four years.

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