Do male and female Australian school students aged 12-17 years drink alcohol in different locations?

Among Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week, both boys and girls were most likely to have consumed their last drink at home.

In 2017, 34% of male and 36% of female Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week consumed their last alcohol drink at a home. In 2017, 29% of male and 33% of female Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week consumed their last alcohol drink at party. In 2017, 14% of male and 17% of female Australian school students aged 12-17 years who drank alcohol in the past week consumed their last alcohol drink at a friend’s house.

Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2018). ASSAD 2017 Statistics & Trends: Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, and illicit substances.

Please note: Percentages do not tally to 100% as only the three most common locations are reported. 

These data exclude students who reported multiple drinking locations and differ from NDSHS data concerning young people in the general population where reported data include multiple responses.