Queensland Government
Queensland Health
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs

Drug statistics

The health and social impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use are substantial. In 2004/05, the total cost of drug use in Australia was estimated to be $55.5 billion. Of this, tobacco smoking accounted for $31.5 billion, alcohol misuse $15.3 billion, illicit drugs $8.2 billion.

The following publications provide data on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Australia

National Drug Strategy Household Survey
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey series is the leading source of licit and illicit drug prevalence data in Australia. The most recent survey was conducted in 2007 and is the ninth survey under the National Drug Strategy.

Other national data sources:

For more information about national alcohol, tobacco and other drug data collections, visit the National Drug Strategy

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Queensland

Queensland Household Survey

National Drug Strategy Household Survey

Australian School Students Alcohol and Drug Survey
The Australian School Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey is conducted every three years for each state and territory. The survey covers a range of issues including the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as well as other health behaviours.

2005 Results for Queensland

For detailed information about tobacco and alcohol and use and impacts in Queensland, see the Chief Health Officer The Health of Queenslanders Report.

Visit the Queensland Health Statistics Centre for more statistics.

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Last Updated: 25 June 2013
Last Reviewed: 06 May 2009