6553.0 - Information Paper: Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2005-06  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/08/2007   
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07/09/2007 Note: The data cube '6553.0 Appendix 6: SIH 2005-06 Data Item Listing' has been revised to correct minor label errors.


This User Guide contains details about the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) conducted in 2005-06. The SIH collected information from a sample of approximately 10,000 households over the period July 2005 to July 2006.

The Guide includes information about the purpose of the survey, its concepts and contents, and the methods and procedures used to collect the data and derive the estimates. It also outlines the differences between the 2005-06 survey and earlier surveys conducted in 1994-95 to 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03 and 2003-04. Its purpose is to help users of the data understand the nature of the survey, and its potential in meeting user needs.

The next SIH is being conducted in 2007-08. The content is similar to the 2005-06 SIH. However, additional housing content is included while net worth data is not being collected.