6540.0 - Microdata: Household Expenditure, Income and Housing, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/10/2017   
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The Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) and Household Expenditure Survey (HES) was conducted during 2015-16 to facilitate analysis and monitoring of the social and economic wellbeing of Australian households.

SIH collects statistical information about household income, wealth, housing characteristics, demographic and socio-economic characteristics, loans, and child care use and costs, and was last run in 2013-14. HES collects details of household expenditure on goods and services, financial stress and other expenditure related topics, and was last run in 2009-10.

The main statistical publications for SIH and HES are:

For more detailed information about HES and SIH, users may refer to the Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2015-16 (cat. no. 6503.0). The HES and SIH 2015-16 User Guide includes information about the purpose of the survey, the concepts and contents, and the methods and procedures used to collect the data and derive the estimates.

The remaining sections in this product provide information that is specifically relevant to using microdata release files.