The Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) began in the 1960s with the aim of gathering data on the incomes and savings of Italian households. Over the years, the scope of the survey has grown and now includes wealth and other aspects of households' economic and financial behaviour such as, for example, which payment methods are used.
The sample used in the most recent surveys comprises about 8,000 households (24,000 individuals), distributed over about 300 Italian municipalities.
The survey results are regularly published in the Bank's Supplements to the Statistical Bulletin.
The data on the households is freely available, in an anonymous form, for further elaboration and research.
Supplements to the Statistical Bulletin
Issues of the Statistical Bulletin illustrating the main results of each survey, since 1965. English version available from 1998 on.
Documentation for the microdata
The explanatory notes on the structure of the archives and their content, the panel component and the questionnaire used for the survey each year.
Distribution of the microdata
Microdata in anonymous form is available for download, starting from the 1977 Survey. Use of data is subjected to some conditions and limitations.
- Bibliography of the SHIW pdf 195 kB