HILDA Survey Dataset

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is Australia’s first nationally representative household-based panel study.

The HILDA Survey was initiated, and is funded, by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services (DSS).

HILDA is designed to collect data in three main areas:

  • economic and subjective well being
  • labour market dynamics
  • family dynamics

More information can be found on the HILDA website.

How to access the HILDA data

Western Sydney University has signed an Organisational Deed of Licence for access to the HILDA Datasets.

Researchers (academic staff, postgraduates) within the organisation are required to sign a Deed of Confidentiality to access the data. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the HILDA User Manual.

To request access, please email: digital@westernsydney.edu.au