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

Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, the largest proportion of both men and women used an average of 0.1 grams or less per occasion of use.

35% of Australian men and 38% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used an average of 0.10 grams or less of meth/amphetamine per occasion of use. 28% of Australian men and 26% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used an average of 0.11-0.25 grams of meth/amphetamine per occasion of use. 24% of Australian men and 20% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used an average of 0.26-0.55 grams of meth/amphetamine per occasion of use. 9% of Australian men and 9% of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used an average of 0.56-1.0 grams of meth/amphetamine per occasion of use. 4%* of Australian men and 7%* of Australian women who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used an average of more than one gram of meth/amphetamine per occasion of use. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

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

† 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.

* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.