Which alcohol beverages do Australian school students aged 12-17 years usually drink?

Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week usually drank premixed spirits (35%), followed by spirits (21%), and beer (17%).

In 2014, 35% of Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week usually drank premixed spirits, 21% usually drank spirits, 17% usually drank beer, 8% usually drank alcoholic cider, 8% usually drank wine, and 3% usually drank alcoholic energy drinks.

Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2016). Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2014.

Please note: Percentages do not tally to 100% as only the six most common beverage types selected are reported. 

Data presented here concerns students who drank alcohol in the past week and excludes those who selected more than one beverage type. These data differ from NDSHS data concerning beverage types usually consumed by young people in the general population, which include those who drank in the past 12 months and those who selected more than one beverage type.