Are younger or older Australian employees more likely to have used cannabis in the past 12 months?

Younger employed Australians are more likely than older employees to have used cannabis in the past 12 months.

27% of employed Australians aged 14-17 years used cannabis in the past 12 months compared to 25% of 18-24 year olds; 18% of 25-29 year olds; 13% of 30-39 year olds; and 7% of 40+ year olds.

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

Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.