What is HILDA?
HILDA is Australia's first nationally representative household-based panel survey. The first wave of HILDA was conducted in 2001 and funding has been guaranteed for sixteen waves. Annual interviews are conducted with the adult members of each household and panel members are followed over time.
HILDA is designed to collect data in three main areas: economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics.
Topics covered in these areas include education, current employment and employment history, job search experience, income, health and well-being, child care, housing, family background, marital history and family formation for those aged 15 years and over. Academic researchers can access the General Release datasets for their research.
More information can be found on the HILDA website.
How to Access HILDA
Only current Macquarie University staff and postgraduate research students can access HILDA data. Contact the HILDA Data Manager to organise access to a dataset. For more information about ordering the dataset please see the HILDA website.
A Deed of Confidentiality must be submitted before data can be accessed. Please refer to the HILDA User Manual for more information about the dataset including the conditions of use.