4130.0 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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The 2017–18 cycle of the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) collected information about income, wealth and housing from residents in private dwellings in Australia (excluding very remote areas).

This publication provides:

  • Estimates on Australian housing occupancy and costs, related to characteristics of occupants and dwellings such as tenure, family composition of household, dwelling structure, age of household reference person, income, and main source of income.
  • State and territory tables for selected key estimates.
  • Information on housing utilisation, ownership of other residential properties and characteristics of recent home buyers.

Detailed information can be found in the data cubes available to download from the 'Downloads' tab of this product.

Changes to this issue are described in the Explanatory Notes of this publication.


The SIH was conducted annually from 1994–95 to 1997–98, and then in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2002–03. From 2003–04 the SIH has been conducted every two years and is integrated with the Household Expenditure Survey (HES) every six years.
  • SIH/HES: 2003-04, 2009-10, 2015-16.
  • SIH only: 2005-06, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2017-18.

The 2017–18 SIH collected information from a sample of 14,060 households over the period July 2017 to June 2018.