The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey

Overview

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is Australia’s first nationally representative household-based longitudinal survey.

HILDA provides longitudinal data on the lives of Australian residents on a wide range of aspects of life around family dynamics, economic and subjective well-being and labour market dynamics.

Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) fact sheet

Study participants

The survey commenced in 2001 and data is collected annually through interviews with all people over 15 years old in each selected household. In Wave 1 data was collected from 7,682 households (13,969 individuals). Wave 11 data collection added a sample top-up of 2,153 households (5,477 individuals).

Information regarding sample sizes and response rates for each of the Centre studies is available.

Governance

The HILDA Survey is conducted by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne on behalf of the Department of Social Services, with data collection conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

Information regarding the governance of each of the Centre studies is available.

HILDA data access

Data is available to approved researchers from government, academic institutions and non-profit organisations. For more details, please refer to Access to DSS Longitudinal Datasets.

HILDA research

Information about research and publications using HILDA data is available from FloSse Research and Centre research and publications.

Contact

For further information contact NCLD@dss.gov.au.

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