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6503.0 - Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing: User Guide, 2003-04  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/06/2006  First Issue
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CONTENTS

    Introduction
    Part 1 - Concepts and Definitions
      1.1 Gross, Disposable and Final Income
      1.2 Current, Annual and Weekly Income
      1.3 Equivalised Household Income
      1.4 Components of Income
      1.5 Low Income Households
      1.6 Gini Coefficient and Other Measures of Income Distribution
      1.7 Expenditure
      1.8 Relationship Between Recorded Expenditure and Income
      1.9 Wealth or Net Worth
      1.10 Household, Income Unit and Person Data
      1.11 Reference Person
      1.12 Housing Statistics
      1.13 Deprivation and Financial Stress Indicators
    Part 2 - Survey Methodology
      2.1 Scope and Coverage
      2.2 Selected Samples and Final Samples
      2.3 Data Collection and Data Item Description
      2.4 Data Processing
      2.5 Income Tax and Other Modelled Data Items
      2.6 Benchmarks and Weighting of Survey Results
      2.7 Calculation of Population Counts, Means, Medians and Other Estimates
      2.8 Reliability of Estimates
    Part 3 - Data Availability
      3.1 Publications
      3.2 Special Data Services
      3.3 Supporting Material
      3.4 Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFS)
    Part 4 - Changes from Previous Surveys
      4.1 Integration of HES and SIH
      4.2 Introduction of Additional Data Items
      4.3 Removal of Data Items in 2003–04
      4.4 Changes in Concepts, Definitions and Classifications in 2003–04
      4.5 Changes in Survey Methodology in 2003–04
      4.6 Aggregate Impact of the 2003–04 Changes to SIH on Income Measures
      4.7 Summary of Changes in Earlier Surveys


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