Where do Australian school students aged 12-17 years usually use cannabis?
Australian school students aged 12-17 years (who regularly use cannabis) usually use at a friend’s home (38%), their own home (20%), parties (19%), and parks (11%).
Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2012). Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011.
Please note: The locations where school students use cannabis differ from the locations where young people in the general population use cannabis (see FAQ Where do Australians in the general population aged 12-17 years usually use cannabis?). This is due to the use of different survey measures. The school students’ survey (ASSAD) asks respondents to select one of 13 locations of use. However, only data concerning the four most common locations of use among students who regularly use cannabis is publicly available. By contrast, the general population survey (NDSHS) asks respondents who have used cannabis at least once in the past 12 months to select one (or more) of 11 locations of use.
Regular Cannabis Use: Regular cannabis use refers to using cannabis 10 or more times in the past year (in the case of ASSAD data), or at least once per month or 12 times in the past year (in the case of NDSHS data).