Alcohol & Employment

This section provides information about the long- and short-term impacts of alcohol consumption on workplaces and workers. Differences in consumption patterns between employed and unemployed Australians, as well as those not in the labour force, are also examined.

The primary source of data used in this section is the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2018). The NDSHS is a triennial general population survey of Australians’ awareness, attitudes and behaviours relating to alcohol and other drug use. It is the best data source available to provide a national population employment profile of Australians’ drinking behaviours.