Do men or women in Australia use meth/amphetamine more often?

Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, women were more likely than men to use very frequently (once per week or more) and very infrequently (once or twice per year). Men were more likely than women to use every few months.

13% of Australian men and 20% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used once per week or more. 17% of Australian men and 16% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used about once per month. 23% of Australian men and 14% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used every few months. 47% of Australian men and 50% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used once or twice per year.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

† Meth/amphetamine: This term covers a range of stimulant drugs including methamphetamine and amphetamine. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) described meth/amphetamine as including drugs commonly known as speed, ice, crystal, whizz, Ritalin, or pseudoephedrine-based cold and flu tablets.