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Statistical reports

Here is a selection of useful Australian and international websites and publications, which provide detailed statistics related to alcohol and other drugs.

 

See highlights of Australian statistics on specific drugs: 

 

Find more reports and statistics in the ADF SEARCH database.

    Australia

    The following are national statistics. Find state-wide statistics below.

    Australian secondary school students' surveys
    Cancer Council Victoria
    These surveys are the main source of data about young people. They include data on alcohol, over-the-counter and illicit drugs.

    The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05
    National Drug Strategy
    Published in 2008, this report estimates the costs of alcohol and other drug use in Australia in 2004/05 including public health costs and crime.

    The Drug statistics series by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) is a valuable source of statistics and related information on alcohol and other drug use and treatment services. These include:

     

    Drug trends
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
    These include the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS), Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) and the National Illicit Drug Indicators Project (NIDIP). This series of reports monitors drug use trends. It also covers drug markets with data on price, availability and purity. The reports include national, and state and territory information.

    Drug use monitoring in Australia (DUMA)
    The DUMA program is a partnership between the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), state police services and local researchers. It examines the relationship between drugs and crime, and monitors local drug markets and drug use patterns by detainees across time.

    Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR)
    Produced by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), these reports look at illicit drug arrests and seizures, as well as the current situation, national impact and emerging trends and threats of illicit drugs in Australia.

    National alcohol indicators survey
    National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
    This series reports on alcohol consumption levels and related harms, including mortality rates and alcohol-related hospital admissions, at national state and local levels.

    National Drug Strategy Household Survey
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
    This survey collects information on alcohol and other drug consumption, attitudes and perceptions in the general population in Australia.

    National health survey 2007–2008
    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    This survey provides general population health data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It includes risky drinking levels.

    State and territory statistics

    Australian Capital Territory

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australian Capital Territory 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDA)

    The extent and nature of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related harms, in the Australian Capital Territory [PDF: 853KB](new window)

    New South Wales

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDA)

    Health Statistics NSW

    Rules of engagement: policing anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence in and around licensed premises [PDF: 310 KB](new window)

    Northern Territory

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Northern Territory 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDA)

    Queensland

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

    Smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and overweight (SNAPO) indicators for health service districts in 2006 [PDF 189 KB]

    South Australia

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

    Statistics on alcohol use in South Australia
    Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

    Statistics on illicit drug use in South Australia
    Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

    Victoria

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

    Effectiveness of justice strategies in preventing and reducing alcohol-related harms
    Victorian Auditor General

    Victorian alcohol statistics handbook series
    Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

    Victorian drug statistics handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria
    Victoria. Department of Health

    Victorian secondary school students' use of licit and illicit substances
    Victoria. Department of Health

    Victorian Youth Alcohol and Drug Survey 2009: final report [PDF: 1.7MB]
    Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council, Victoria. Department of Health

    Western Australia

    Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2009–10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDA)

    International

    Global statistics

    Global Drug Survey results
    MixMag and Global Drug Survey

    Global illicit drug trends
    United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODC)

    Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH)
    World Health Organization

    World drug report: Global illicit drug trends
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    In 2012 a world map of some of the key statistics from this report were published in The Guardian, as the "Drugs use map of the world".

    Europe

    European Drug Report 2013
    European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

    Country overviews
    European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

    Statistical bulletin
    European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

    New Zealand

    Drug trends and statistics
    National Drug Policy New Zealand

    United States

    Substance abuse and mental health statistics
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Trends and statistics
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Further information

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    Last updated: 13 April 2016

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