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:
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.
There are two versions of the HILDA data available:
More information can be found on the HILDA Dataverse website.
Who can access:
Only current Macquarie University staff and postgraduate research students
Requesting HILDA Survey Data