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Household Economic Wellbeing information series - This series provides a broad overview of key concepts and data sources for measuring household economic wellbeing. The Household Economic Wellbeing information series currently comprises:
1. What is household economic wellbeing?
2. Understanding measures of income and wealth
3. Low economic resource households
4. Key data sources
5. Changes over time

Household Energy Consumption Survey (cat. no. 4670.0)
This survey collects information on household energy consumption patterns, costs, dwelling characteristics combined with income, wealth and housing variables from the Survey of Income and Housing.

Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6523.0)
This publication presents estimates of the income and other characteristics of households and persons resident in private dwelling in Australia, compiled from the Survey of Income and Housing. It includes estimates of the level and distribution of household income.

Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia (cat. no. 6553.0)
Describes the definitions, concepts, methodology and estimation procedures used in the Survey of Income and Housing. It contains the questionnaire, a list of the data items, and background information about the survey. It is designed to assist researchers and analysts in utilising housing and income data produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6554.0)
This publication presents estimates of the assets, liabilities and net worth of Australian households, compiled from the Survey of Income and Housing, it includes estimates of the distribution of net worth of households.



International developments

OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth
This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth. It addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and are meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data.

OECD Framework for Statistics on Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth
This publication presents an internationally agreed framework to support the joint analysis of micro-level statistics on household income, consumption and wealth. The publication aims to extend the existing international frameworks for measuring household income and consumption at the micro level to include wealth and describes income, consumption and wealth as three separate but interrelated dimensions of people's economic well-being.

Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics, Second Edition
This second edition of the handbook, prepared under the auspices of the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians, updates the original edition published in 2001. It reflects new international standards for household income statistics and provides further guidance on conceptual and practical issues related to their production and use. This updated handbook will be a key reference for both compilers and for a wide range of users of these important statistics.



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