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Australian attitudes to gender roles are becoming more progressive, but these views are not translating into real change in the home and workplace, according to the latest release of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

The wealthiest households in Australia are couples over 65, who have experienced a real increase in median net wealth of almost 70% since 2002, according to Australia’s largest and most comprehensive household survey.

Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations have significantly higher levels of life satisfaction than those living in major cities, according to Australia’s most comprehensive household survey.

Gay men earn around 20 per cent less than their heterosexual counterparts, while lesbians out-earn heterosexual women by at least 33 per cent, are the findings of a new report, by Professor Mark Wooden at the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Joseph Sabia from San Diego State University.

Australia's largest household survey has revealed that retirees are dependent on government benefits, men are doing dramatically less housework than women and that 'female breadwinners' are on the rise.

The children of migrants to Australia are more trusting than those whose parents settled in America, University of Melbourne research has found.

Associate Professor Roger Wilkins discusses some of the results from the sixth wave of data released from the Household Income and Labor Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA survey is a longitudinal investigation into the economic and financial situation of households, and how this impacts the life and job satisfaction of Australians.