Household Income and Wealth

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The publication sets out the main results of the survey on the balance sheets of Italian households that the Bank of Italy has carried out since the 1960s in order to gather information on their income and saving.

The statistics relate to the structure of Italian households, their income, wealth, debt, investment in financial assets, use of payment instruments and type of housing.

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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.