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

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

A detailed commentary on the survey results can be found in the Statistics series (below are links to the most recent years). For further information on the methods and sources used in conducting the survey click on Methodological Notes.

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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.