When Australian school students aged 12-17 years drink alcohol, what is the average amount consumed each week?

Among Australian school students aged 12-17 years who consumed alcohol in the past week, the average number of alcohol drinks consumed was 6.2.

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: These data differ from quantity of consumption data presented for young people in the general population due to differences in measures. In the secondary students’ survey (ASSAD), data measures indicate the average amount of alcohol consumed over a week. In the general population survey (NDSHS), data measures indicate the amount of alcohol usually consumed on a single drinking occasion.