HILDA Survey User Manual

Release 21

The HILDA Survey User Manual aims to cover the information that you need to know in order to begin using HILDA Survey data. Topics covered include:

  • Missing data conventions
  • Derived variables
  • Matching wave data files to create longitudinal files
  • Income and expenditure imputation
  • Industry and occupation variables
  • Australian and derived international coding schemes
  • Using weights, and
  • Data quality issues.

The User Manual also provides an overview of the documentation and a summary of the design and data collection procedures used by the HILDA Survey.

It is a living document, so expect it to be updated and added to in the future.

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User manuals for previous releases

Please note that there are no user manuals for Releases 1 and 2.