6523.0 - Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 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).

The SIH provides:

  • Estimates of the distribution of income and wealth across the population.
  • Detailed information about housing and tenure.

Various other characteristics of households and residents (e.g. employment, industry and occupation, family makeup, disability status, education and childcare use) give these key indicators a rich context to help understand the living standards and economic wellbeing of Australians.

The Excel data cubes (available from the 'downloads' tab) contains the key indicators for the various subpopulations and by a range of household and person characteristics, and by state and territory.


The SIH was conducted annually from 1994–95 to 1997–98, and then in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2002–03. From 2003–04 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.