Which alcohol beverages do Australians usually drink?

The alcohol beverages most commonly consumed by Australians are bottled wine (34%), regular strength beer (20%), and bottled spirits/liqueur (14%).

In 2016, 34% of Australians mainly drank bottled wine; 20% mainly drank regular strength beer; 14% mainly drank bottled spirits/liqueur; 8% mainly drank mid strength beer; 6% mainly drank canned pre-mixed sprits; 5% mainly drank cider; 4% mainly drank bottled pre-mixed spirits; 4% mainly drank low strength beer; 3% mainly drank cask wine; 1% mainly drank fortified wine; 0.6% mainly drank home brew beer; and 2% mainly drank ‘other’ alcohol beverages.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey Report.

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