Do Australian men and women drink different types of alcohol beverages?

Australian men and women drink different types of alcohol beverages. Men are most likely to drink regular strength beer whilst women are most likely to drink bottled wine.

34% of Australian men drink regular strength beer, compared to 6% of women; 19% of Australian men drink bottled wine, compared to 50% of women; 14% of Australian men drink bottled spirits/liqueur, compared to 15% of women; 11% of Australian men drink mid strength beer, compared to 2% of women, 7% of Australian men drink canned pre-mixed sprits, compared to 5% of women; 6% of Australian men drink low strength beer, compared to 2% of women; 2% of Australian men drink cask wine, compared to 4% of women; 2% of Australian men drink cider, compared to 4% of women; 2% of Australian men drink bottled pre-mixed spirits, compared to 8% of women; 1% of Australian men drink home-brewed beer, compared to 0.1%* of women;1% of Australian men drink fortified wine, compared to 2% of women; and 1% of Australian men drink other alcoholic beverages, compared to 1% of women. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).

* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.