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

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a household-based panel study which began in 2001. Its primary objective is to support research around three inter-related objectives:

  • Income dynamics
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Family dynamics

The wave 1 panel consisted of 7682 households and 19,914 individuals. Members from all responding households (together with any new household members) are then re-interviewed each year. The funding has been guaranteed for eight waves. Unit record data are made available for a nominal fee to all bona fide researchers.

The survey is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Family and Community Services, but managed by a consortium headed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. Extensive information about the survey, including all survey questionnaires and documentation, as well as information about how to order the data, is available from the HILDA web page.

The Principal Investigator for HILDA is Professor Mark Wooden of the Melbourne Institute

Mark Wooden
Professorial Fellow
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
University of Melbourne
MELBOURNE VIC 3010.
Phone: (03) 8344 8882
Fax: (03) 8344 5630
Email: m.wooden@unimelb.edu.au
Web: http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/hilda/