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Housing affordability: Housing costs as a proportion of income (HILDA)

Housing costs as a proportion of income (HILDA)

The distribution of housing costs as a proportion of income are presented in findings from The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

Started in 2001, the HILDA Survey is a nationally-representative household-based panel study that collects valuable information about economic and personal well-being, labour market dynamics and family life from participants annually. It aims to tell the stories of the same group of Australians over the course of their lives. The Melbourne Institute is responsible for the design and management of the Survey.

The 90th percentile are those whose housing costs as a proportion of income is higher than 90% of households and lower than 10% of households, and the 75th percentile are those whose housing costs as a proportion of income is higher than 75% of households and lower than 25% of households.

HILDA Survey data are also used in the following dashboard menu options: Low income households in housing stress and Persistence of housing stress - low income households.

See HILDA Statistical reports (https://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/hilda/publications/hilda-statistical-reports) and the HILDA Survey User Manual (https://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/hilda/for-data-users/user-manuals) for further information, including in-depth commentary and analysis, in particular source data quality information. Source reference tables 3.10 in the 2018 statistical report.