Do men or women in Australia use more cannabis?

Among Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months, women were more likely than men to use very few (1 or less) or many (11+) joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis on a day they used.  Men were more likely than women to use 2-10 joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis on a day they used.

45% of Australian men and 53% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months usually used 1 or less joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use. 33% of Australian men and 27% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months usually used 2-4 joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use. 17% of Australian men and 13% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months usually used 5-10 joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use. 5% of Australian men and 6% of Australian women who used cannabis in the past 12 months usually used 11+ joints, bongs, or cones of cannabis per occasion of use.

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

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding. The category “one or less” refers to those who usually consume ¼, ½, ¾ or 1 joint, bong or cone per day of use.