HILDA Statistical Report
Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households.
HILDA is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute.
The Melbourne Institute publishes the latest findings from the HILDA Survey each year, allowing Australians to see how different aspects of their lives have changed over time.
- The HILDA Survey follows the lives of more than 17,000 Australians each year.
- It collects information on many aspects of life in Australia, including household and family relationships, income and employment, and health and education.
- Participants are followed over the course of their lifetime.
- HILDA is the only study of its kind in Australia.
- Researchers from Australia and overseas may apply to access and use the Survey data.
The 17th Annual Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey
This report presents key findings from Waves 1 to 20 of the HILDA Survey. The report explores ten topics:
- Households and family life
- Household economic wellbeing
- The labour market
- Life during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020
- Financial wellbeing
- Working from home
- Mental health
- Education participation and experiences
- Social connection and social support
It is the only nationally representative data source we have that provides rich information on the pathways people are taking, providing insights into what led them to where they are and helping us to understand what’s changing and what may be driving the changes.Professor Roger Wilkins