6553.0 - Information Paper: Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2005-06  
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Contents >> Part 1 Concepts and Definitions


Part 1 of this User Guide describes the concepts and definitions used in the 2005-06 Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) including:

  • the data items of income, wealth, or net worth
  • summary statistics such as the Gini coefficient
  • the units of analysis supported by the survey, that is, households, income units and persons.

Terms and definitions used in describing this survey and its data are provided in the Glossary.

Changes to concepts and definitions introduced in 2005-06 are described in Part 4 'Changes from previous surveys'.

This section contains the following subsection :
      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 Wealth or net worth
      1.8 Household, income unit and person data
      1.9 Reference person
      1.10 Housing Statistics

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