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

Unemployed Australians aged 18-24 years are more likely than unemployed Australians in other age groups to have used cannabis in the past 12 months.

13%* of unemployed Australians aged 14-17 years used cannabis in the past 12 months compared to 34% of 18-24 year olds; 16%* of 25-29 year olds; 12% of 30-39 year olds; and 14% of 40+ year olds.

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.

Unemployed: Not currently working and actively seeking employment.