The HILDA Survey: a moving picture of wealth and wellbeing

Since 2001, the HILDA Survey has been providing a moving picture of how the lives of the nation's residents are changing.

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) Survey

Since 2001, the HILDA Survey has been providing a moving picture of how the lives of the nation's residents are changing.

Funded by the Australian Government and conducted by the Melbourne Institute, the HILDA Survey is the only large-scale, nationally representative longitudinal survey of people's wealth, health and happiness.

Involving more than 20,000 Australians, the HILDA Survey collects information about economic and subjective wellbeing, as well as the labour market and family dynamics.

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Impact

The survey allows researchers to track and chart the household wealth and income of Australians, and examine the impact of factors such as the circumstances in which we grow up and their impact on our future wealth, and the relationship between factors such as family background and parental occupation on future economic outcomes.

Investigators

The HILDA Survey research team