This is the sixth in a series of surveys auspices by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the first to be conducted by the AIHW. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 14 years and over. There were 10,030 completed responses in 1998. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Indigenous

Temporal coverage 

from 1/6/1998 to 30/9/1998

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

Non-institutionalised persons aged 14 years and over from all states and territories. Foreign language interviews were not conducted.



Metadata information 

National Drug Strategy Household Survey Technical Report 1998

National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 1998 - Codebook

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information

1998 NDSHS: detailed findings

1998 NDSHS: first results

1998 NDSHS: state and territory results

1998 NDSHS: Qld results

1998 NDSHS: WA results


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