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Version: 5.0

Update Date: 10 May 2021

DOI: 10.26193/OFRKRH

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households which commenced in 2001. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS), the HILDA Survey is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. The HILDA Survey provides longitudinal data on the lives of Australian residents. Its primary objective is to support research questions falling within three broad and inter-related areas of income, labour market and family dynamics. The HILDA Survey is a household-based panel study of Australian households and, as such, it interviews all household members (15 years and over) of the selected households and then re-interviews the same people in subsequent years. This dataset is the 17th release of the HILDA data, incorporating data collected from 2001 through 2017 (Waves 1-17). The special topic module in Wave 17 is health, and includes questions on health care utilisation, physical and mental health, diet, exercise and lifestyle, quantity and quality of sleep, and children’s health. Please note that this release of the HILDA Restricted Release is now superseded. For the current release, please visit