Alcohol use in Australia is widespread and is consumed by men and women of all ages. We know that alcohol can cause widespread harm across all levels of society, including injuries due to falls, burns, and car crashes; medical conditions such as liver and coronary heart disease, and many types of cancer; anti-social behaviour, and fights and violence. FASD Hub Australia is focussed on how alcohol use during pregnancy can affect the development of the fetus.
Information in the tables below are from the National Drug Strategy Household surveys conducted in 2013 and 2016. Nearly 24,000 people responded to each of the surveys. These tables only refer to the percentage of women drinking alcohol. The responses in relation to drinking alcohol during pregnancy are based on the 2013 information, with the 2016 data to be released late in 2017.
Read more about the 2013 Survey and 2016 Survey