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Since 16 January 2017 the Bank of Italy’s statistical data have been published in the ‘Statistics’ series with a new layout and renewed contents. For further details consult the page Statistics series.

The Bank of Italy has carried out the survey since the 1960s in order to gather information on income, wealth and saving of the Italian households.

Anonymised survey data and their documentation are available on Household Income and Wealth survey web pages.

For further details click on Methods and Sources: Methodological Notes (only in Italian).

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Household Income and Wealth

The Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) was begun in the 1960s to gather data on the incomes and savings of Italian households. Over the years, the survey has grown in scope and now includes wealth and other aspects of households' economic and financial behaviour, including, for instance, the payment methods employed.

Surveys of households and firms

To serve economic analysis, the Bank of Italy conducts periodical sample surveys on households, businesses and selected intermediaries. The main features and results are set out in specific issues of the 'Statistics' series.