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.

In 2016, 33% of Australian men mainly drank regular strength beer, compared to 6% of women; 19% of Australian men mainly drank bottled wine, compared to 50% of women; 13% of Australian men mainly drank bottled spirits/liqueur, compared to 16% of women; 13% of Australian men mainly drank mid strength beer, compared to 3% of women;6% of Australian men mainly drank canned pre-mixed spirits, compared to 5% of women; 1% of Australian men mainly drank bottled pre-mixed spirits, compared to 6% of women; 6% of Australian men mainly drank low strength beer, compared to 2% of women; 3% of Australian men mainly drank cider, compared to 6% of women; 2% of Australian men mainly drank cask wine, compared to 3% of women; 0.9% of Australian men mainly drank home-brewed beer, compared to 0.1%* of women; 1% of Australian men mainly drank fortified wine, compared to 1% of women; and 1% of Australian men mainly drank other alcoholic beverages, compared to 2% 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). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).

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