Notes

Corrections

Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  • (10 Sept 2018) Apparent consumption of alcohol data updated with 2016–17 numbers resulting in updates to the summary webpage (tableau image for alcohol consumption), Alcohol webpage (availability section and Figure ALCOHOL1) and supplementary Table S2.3.
  • (13 December 2018) Release of updated content, data tables and tableau. 
    Previous versions of data tables released 14 August 2018: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, Impacts and Populations.
  • (30 January 2019) National Health Survey data updated with 2017–18 numbers resulting in updates to the Tobacco webpage (consumption and tobacco smoking by age and sex sections) and Alcohol webpage (consumption, lifetime risk, single occasion risk sections) and supplementary tables S2.27 and S2.29. 
    Previous versions of data tables released 13 December 2018: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • (15 March 2019) Updated wastewater analysis included resulting in updates to the Harm minimisation webpage, Drug types webpages and the Summary of main data sources used in this report webpage.
  • (25 July 2019) Release of updated content, data tables and tableau. 
    Previous versions of data tables released 30 January 2019: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, Impacts and Populations.
  • (6 August 2019) Revised National Health Survey data in Table S2.26 resulting in revisions on the Alcohol webpage (consumption and lifetime risk). Previous version of the data tables released 25 July 2019: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Pages updated at 25 July 2019 release

Section

Page updated

Data sources

Section 1 – Harm minimisation

Supply reduction – Wastewater analysis

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, 2019

Section 1 – Demand reduction

Demand reduction – Illicit drug use and non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs

UNODC – World Drug Report 2018

Section 1 – Demand reduction

Demand reduction – Treatment

Alcohol and other drug use in regional and remote Australia: consumption, harms and access to treatment 2016–17 

Section 1 – Demand reduction

Demand reduction – Treatment

Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset
2017–18

Section 1 – Demand reduction

Demand reduction – Treatment

UNODC – World drug report 2019

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Overdose

AMBO-Stats 2017–18

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Drug-induced deaths

Alcohol and other drug use in regional and remote Australia: consumption, harms and access to treatment 2016–17 

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Drug-induced deaths

Trends in drug-induced deaths in Australia 1997–2017

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Burden of disease, Injection-related harms

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015

Section 2 – Impacts

Social impacts – Driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs

Crime Victimisation Australia, 2017–18

Section 2 – Impacts

Social impacts – Contact with the Criminal Justice System

Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2017

Section 3 – Drug types

Tobacco – Treatment

Alcohol – Treatment

Cannabis – Treatment

Methamphetamines and other stimulants – Amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – Treatment

Illicit opioids (heroin) – Treatment

Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset
2017–18

 

Section 3 – Drug types

Alcohol – Geographic trends

Cannabis – Geographic trends

Methamphetamine and other stimulants – Geographic trends

Alcohol and other drug use in regional and remote Australia: consumption, harms and access to treatment 2016–17 

Section 3 – Drug types

 

Cannabis – Consumption

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – Availability

New (and emerging) psychoactive substances

UNODC – World Drug Report 2019

Section 3 – Drug types

Tobacco – Consumption and geographic trends

Alcohol – Consumption

Cannabis – Consumption

Methamphetamine and other stimulants – Geographic trends

Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals – Consumption and at risk groups

New (and emerging) psychoactive substances

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, 2019

Section 3 – Drug types

Cannabis – Treatment

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – Treatment

Illicit opioids including heroin – Treatment

Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset
2017–18

Section 3 – Drug types

Tobacco – Key findings

Alcohol – Younger people

Cannabis – Use by age and sex

Australian Secondary School Students’ Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Illicit Substances, 2017

Section 3 – Drug types

Cannabis – People engaged with the criminal justice system

Methamphetamine and other stimulants – Consumption

The Health of Australia’s Prisoners 2018

Section 3 – Drug types

Illicit Opioids (Heroin) – At risk groups – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing 2018

Section 3 – Drug types

Illicit opioids – Treatment

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data Collection (NOPSAD) 2018

Section 3 – Drug types

Cannabis – People engaged with the criminal justice system

Methamphetamines and other stimulants – Meth/amphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – at risk groups

Illicit opioids including Heroin – At risk groups

Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2017

Section 3 – Drug types

Tobacco – Harms

Alcohol – Harms, at risk groups

Cannabis – Harms

Methamphetamines and other stimulants – Harms

Illicit opioids including Heroin – Harms

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015

Section 3 – Drug types

Methamphetamines and other stimulants – Harms

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – Harms

Illicit opioids including Heroin – Harms

Trends in drug-induced deaths in Australia, 1997–2017

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Treatment

Older people – Treatment

Younger people – Treatment

Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset
2017–18

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Illicit drug use

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing 2018

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – treatment

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data Collection (NOPSAD) 2018

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – treatment

Alcohol and other drug use in regional and remote Australia: consumption, harms and access to treatment 2016–17 

Section 4 – Populations

People experiencing homelessness – alcohol consumption, health and harms

Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2017–18

Section 4 – Populations

Older people – treatment

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data Collection (NOPSAD) 2018

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – tobacco smoking and health and harms

The Health of Australia’s Prisoners 2018

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Young people under youth justice supervision

Youth justice in Australia 2017–18

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Corrective services

Prisoners in Australia, 2018

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Police

Recorded Crime – Offenders, 2017–18

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Courts

Criminal Courts Australia, 2017–18

Section 4 – Populations

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Alcohol consumption

People in contact with the criminal justice system – Illicit drug consumption

Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2017

Section 4 – Populations

People with mental health conditions – Tobacco smoking

Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues 2018

Section 4 – Populations

Younger people – Tobacco smoking, geographic trends, alcohol consumption, cannabis use and mental health

Australian Secondary School Students’ Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Illicit Substances, 2017

Section 4 – Populations

Younger people – Tobacco smoking (daily smoking)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing 2018

Section 4 – Populations

People who inject drugs – Drug type

Needle and Syringe Program National Minimum Dataset, 2018

Section 4 – Populations

People who inject drugs

UNODC – World Drug Report 2019

Section 4 – Populations

Older people – Tobacco smoking

Younger people – Health and harms

People who inject drugs – Health and harms

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015

Pages updated at 13 December 2018 release

Section

Page updated

Data sources

Section 1 – Harm minimisation

Supply reduction – Drug seizures

Illicit Drug Data Report 2016–17

Section 1 – Harm minimisation

Supply reduction – Prohibited substances

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Section 1 – Harm minimisation

Supply reduction – Wastewater analysis

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program

Section 1 – Harm minimisation

Demand reduction – Alcohol consumption.

Causes of Death, 2017

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Pregnancy complications

Australia’s mothers and babies 2016

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Injury and hospitalisation

Opioid harm in Australia: prevalence, trends and comparisons between Australia and Canada

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Injection-related harms

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Australian Needle Syringe National Data report 2013–2017

Section 2 – Impacts

Health impacts – Drug-induced deaths

Causes of Death, 2017

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018

Section 2 – Impacts

Social impacts – Contact with the criminal justice system

Illicit Drug Data Report 2016–17

Section 2 – Impacts

Social impacts – Risky behaviours and criminal activity

The Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2016–17

Section 3 – Drug types

 

Alcohol – Availability

Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, 2016–17

Section 3 – Drug types

 

Alcohol – Harms (Deaths, illness and injury - new)

Causes of Death, 2017

Section 3 – Drug types

Alcohol – Risky behaviours

Road trauma Australia 2017 statistical summary

Section 3 – Drug types

Tobacco – Harms

Australia’s mothers and babies 2016

Section 3 – Drug types Section 3 – Drug types Section 3 – Drug types

Cannabis; Methamphetamine and other stimulants; Illicit opioids (heroin); New (and emerging) psychoactive substances — Availability

 

Illicit Drug Data Report 2016–17

Section 3 – Drug types

Cannabis — At-risk groups Methamphetamine and other stimulants – Availability. Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – At-risk groups. Illicit opioids (heroin) – Availability; At-risk groups

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Section 3 – Drug types

Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs – Availability, Harms (Deaths, illness and injury), Illicit opioids (heroin) – Availability, Harms

Opioid harm in Australia: Prevalence, trends and comparisons between Australia and Canada

Section 3 – Drug types

Methamphetamine and other stimulants – Harms (Deaths)

Opioid, amphetamine and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia

Section 3 – Drug types

Alcohol, Cannabis, Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs, Illicit Opioids (Heroin) - Deaths

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People — Tobacco smoking.

Australia’s mothers and babies 2016

Section 4 – Populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – Health and harms.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: Online Services report – key results 2016–17

Section 4 – Populations

People with mental health conditions — Illicit drug use.

The Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Section 4 – Populations

Homeless people — Illicit drug use, People in contact with the criminal justice system — Illicit drug use, People who inject drugs

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Section 4 – Populations

Homeless people — Illicit drug use, People in contact with the criminal justice system — Illicit drug use, People who inject drugs

Australian Needle Syringe National Data report 2013–2017