Does the proportion of Australians who use crystal methamphetamine (ice) vary by geographic location?
Approximately equal proportions of Australians living in major cities and inner regional areas have used crystal methamphetamine (ice) in the past 12 months (0.7% and 0.6%, respectively). A larger proportion of those in outer regional/remote/very remote areas (1.6%) report having used ice in the past 12 months.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).