6540.0 - Microdata: Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing, Australia, 2009-10 Third Edition  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2016   
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  • About this Release

A file containing unit record data from the Household Expenditure Survey (HES) and the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH). It is confidentialised and as such contains no names and addresses and the detail for some items of data has been reduced. Four individual microdata files are available: the basic files for HES and SIH are distributed on CD-ROM or can be accessed via the Remote Access Data Laboratory; the expanded files for HES and SIH are only able to be accessed via the Remote Access Data Laboratory. Subject to the limitation of sample size and the data classifications used, it is possible to manipulate the data, produce tabulations and undertake statistical analyses to individual specifications.

This release includes a new variable on the basic CURF household file, which differentiates between households that were added from a separate screening procedure and those from the base sample design. The additional screened-in sample increased the number of households whose main source of income was from a government pension or beneficiary. These households were included to support the construction of the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index.