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The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Roy Morgan Research has conducted the fieldwork since 2009, prior to which The Nielsen Company was the fieldwork provider.

2016

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: Selected Findings from Waves 1 to 14

Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative household-based panel study, providing longitudinal data on the economic wellbeing, employment, health and family life of Australians.

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: Selected Findings from Waves 1 to 14

2016 The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

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The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: Selected Findings from Waves 1 to 14 The 11th Annual Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey Roger Wilkins Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research The University of Melbourne

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

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Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research Faculty of Business and Economics Level 5, 111 Barry Street FBE Building The University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia Tel: +61 3 8344 2100 Fax: +61 3 8344 2111 Web: www.melbourneinstitute.com/hilda © Commonwealth of Australia 2016 ISSN 2205-0558 (Print) ISSN 2205-0566 (Online) This is the 11th Annual Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey. The first nine reports (2006 to 2014) were published as Families, Incomes and Jobs: A Statistical Report of the HILDA Survey. All material presented in this publication is provided under a Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. For the avoidance of doubt, this means this licence only applies to material as set out in this document.

The opinions, comments and analysis expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Minister for Social Services or the Australian Government Department of Social Services and cannot be taken in any way as expressions of government policy. Photo credits: photo on page 118 from Roy Morgan Research; photo on page 120 by Roger Wilkins; all other photos ©iStock.com Designed and typeset by Tabitha Reed, UniPrint Pty Ltd. Printed and bound by UniPrint Pty Ltd.

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Contents 1.

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

2.

Family life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

3.

Household economic wellbeing . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

4.

The labour market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

5.

Household wealth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

6.

Housing wealth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

7.

Superannuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

8.

Material deprivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

9.

Child health and child health care utilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

10. Private health insurance

95

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