HILDA Statistical Reports

Key research findings from current and past releases of the HILDA Survey.

Key research findings from current release of the HILDA Survey

Released, 31 July 2018

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, known as HILDA, is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households.

It 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 13th Annual Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey

This report presents key findings from Waves 1 to 16 of the HILDA Survey. The report explores ten topics:

  • Households and family life
  • Household economic wellbeing
  • The labour market
  • The division of paid and unpaid work among couples
  • Self-employment and independent workers
  • Education and labour market outcomes
  • Individual changes in measures of cognitive ability
  • Financial literacy and attitudes to finances
  • Renters
  • Who holds a driver's license?

The report contains articles on changes in key aspects of life in Australia, as well as information on other findings. The fieldwork for this report was conducted between 2001 and 2016.

Interested researchers may explore the topics listed above, as well as many others, by requesting access to the HILDA Survey data.

HILDA Statistical Report 2018

Past reports

Previous releases of the HILDA Statistical Report are available from the list below.