1131.0 - Directory of Superannuation Related Statistics, 1997  
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Melbourne Institute Household Savings Report

Name of Organisation
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
University of Melbourne

Telephone: (03) 9344 5325
Facsimile: (03) 9344 5630

Products and Services
Name/Title of Product
Melbourne Institute Household Savings Report

Dissemination media
Hard copy. Arrangements for faxed copy can be made. Cost $175 per year (4 reports).

About these statistics and to purchase these statistics
Ms Rachel Derham
Telephone: (03) 9344 5325
Email: r.derham@iaesr.unimelb.edu.au

Broad Description
Collects qualitative data on households assessed forms of savings, reasons for savings, main forms of debt, financial situation of household and view on the best place to place new savings. Data can be broken down by sex, age, household income, occupation, educational attainment, voting intentions, household size, number of children in household.

Purpose of Data
Public information.

Detailed Description
1200 householders per survey
Superannuation Data Items

  • Householders are asked what are their main form of savings (prompts are given).
  • Those who nominate superannuation are asked whether it is an employer based scheme, personal superannuation or a do-it-yourself scheme.
  • Householders are asked to nominate what they believe is the best form of savings (prompts are given including for superannuation).
  • Householders are asked for their main reasons for saving (prompts are given including retirement).
  • Other information on debt is also collected.

Stratified survey of households across Australia.

Method of Collection
Telephone interview.


One week.

Historical Data
Report contains two years data. Data has been collected since May 1993. The full series is available on request.

Geographic Breakdown
Available by state and metro/non metro. Geographic breakdowns are not presented in the standard report but can be undertaken as a special request.

Confidentiality and Availability
Not confidential.

Unpublished Information
Full unit record data is available for every survey since inception (May 1993). This includes background demographic data.

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