|An important focus of public policy is to ensure acceptable living conditions (or living standards) for all Australians. The economic wellbeing of individuals is largely determined by their command over economic resources. People's income and wealth provide access to the goods and services consumed in daily life.|
While income is usually received by individuals, it is normally shared between partners in a couple relationship and with dependent children. To a lesser degree, there may be sharing with other members of the household. Even when there is no transfer of income between household members, nor provision of free or cheap accommodation, members are still likely to benefit from the economies of scale that arise from sharing their dwelling. Measures of individuals' economic wellbeing are therefore generally based on the income, expenditure and wealth of the household in which they reside.
This topic page serves as a guide to information relating to personal, family and household finances. It also provides details of ABS contacts for assistance in obtaining data and in answering queries.
Information on what's new, work in progress and latest updates.
Release information including CURFs, statistical publications, articles, papers and media releases.
Using Personal, Family and Household Finance Statistics
Information to interpret the statistics, including the surveys and topics available.
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Contact for personal and household finance enquiries.
This page first published 5 January 2007, last updated 26 September 2011