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Household finances: National accounts - household balance sheet

National accounts - household balance sheet

Household balance sheets demonstrates aggregate household wealth through the value of household assets and liabilities, providing important information on consumer spending, household debt accumulation and household financial stress.

Household balance sheets since September 1988 are published in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth. Australian National Accounts statistics are produced using information from a wide range of data sources and are compiled in accordance with international standards contained in the System of National Accounts.

Australian National Account data are also used in the following dashboard menu option: National accounts - loan outstandings to households for housing.

See ABS 5232.0 – Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth (https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/5232.0) for further information, including in-depth commentary analysis, in particular the source data Quality Declaration. Source reference table 34.