Current training opportunity

Getting started: Analysing HILDA with Stata

A hands-on introductory HILDA Survey training course will be held on 14-16 April 2014 at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Course information

This 3-day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the HILDA Survey data but have not yet done so. It will take a descriptive research problem such as “What happens to single mothers who receive Parenting Payment Single? Do they stay on the program from one year to the next? Do they move to another income support program? Do they leave income support?” and go through all the steps necessary to answer this question. We begin with the HILDA DVD and assume participants have relatively little experience in working with large data sets. The training will then cover the following topics:

There will be scope within the course to deal with individual questions which participants might have about data extraction and structure in panel data contexts.

Course instructors

The course will be presented by Professor Robert Breunig and Ms Nicole Watson.
Professor Robert Breunig is a member of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. His primary applied research interests are in analysing individual and firm behaviour, evaluating government tax and transfer programs and analysing large data sets.

Nicole Watson is part of the HILDA Survey team at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She has worked on the HILDA project since 2000 and has been involved in the sample design, weighting, imputation and overall survey management.


You do not need to have used the HILDA data or Stata before. You should have some experience with a statistical software package of some sort (eg. SAS, SPSS, Stata). While the course will be taught in Stata, SAS equivalent code will be provided.

Course details

Location:  Crawford School, Australian National University
Date: Monday 14 April to Wednesday 16 April 2014
Time: 9.15am – 4.00pm
Catering:  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided
Fees: $730 ($550 PhD and Masters students)
Registration: Places are limited.

Register Here

You may register your interest in the course with Victoria Lane prior to 28 March though payment must be made within 5 working days of registering your interest to secure your place.

Cancellations within 5 working days prior to the start of the training will not be refunded.

Future training opportunities

If you are unable to attend the April training course in Canberra, the next time we plan to offer this course will be in September. If you would like to receive notifications of this and other upcoming courses, please subscribe to the HILDA email list.

Past training information

To access links and information about our past training courses, including our most recent course on Panel Data Analysis Techniques with HILDA Examples, please refer to our Past Training page.