How common is alcohol-related physical abuse in Australia?

Approximately 9% of Australians (aged 14 years and over) have been physically abused by someone under the influence of alcohol.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

Physical Abuse: An act which causes pain and/or injury to the victim.

Under the Influence of Alcohol: There is no single objective standard for being under the influence of alcohol. Similarly, data sources used in the NADK do not provide a definition of this term. It is popularly understood as referring to an individual who has consumed enough alcohol to impair their mental, physical, and/or cognitive faculties. However, definitions and standards may vary between jurisdictions, sectors and organisations.