Re-imagining Household Expenditure Data

The ABS collects and publishes a variety of data on households, including the Household Financial ResourcesHousehold Income and Wealth and Household Expenditure Survey (HES). We are currently working to make more timely releases of household data available, and have an opportunity to re-imagine how the Household Expenditure Survey, which is currently run every six years, can better serve users and the community.

We have set up a team to work on this re-imagination project from July to December 2021 and intend to take a human design centred approach. We would like to talk to users about your needs, uses and ideas for the HES going forward. 

If you are interested in sharing your perspective, or would like regular updates as part of the Network of Household Economics Statistics Newsletter, then please get in touch with us via

We will continue to post updates on the project, household data releases and relevant information here to keep you informed.