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ABS Survey of Income and Housing

Identifying and definitional attributes

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Description:Help on this term

The Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) (previously known as the Survey of Income and Housing Costs (SIHC)) is a household survey which collects information on sources of income, amounts received, household net worth, housing, household characteristics and personal characteristics.

The principal objective of the survey is to facilitate the analysis and monitoring of the social and economic welfare of Australian residents in private dwellings.

Collection and usage attributes

National reporting arrangement:Help on this term

The SIH was conducted annually from 1994–95 to 1997–98, and then in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2002–03. Commencing in 2003–04 the SIH has been conducted every two years.

Frequency:Help on this termBiennially

Source and reference attributes

Data custodian:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015. Survey of Income and Housing, Australia. Cat. no. 6553.0. Viewed 20 October 2016,