How much alcohol do Australians usually drink?
Among Australians who drink alcohol, most (53%) usually have 2 or less standard drinks on a day they consume alcohol.
Among Australians who drink alcohol, 53% usually have 2 or less standard drinks on a day they consume alcohol; 25% have 3-4 standard drinks, 10% have 5-6 standard drinks; 8% have 7-10 standard drinks; 2% have 11-12 standard drinks; and 3% have 13 or more standard drinks.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2021).
Standard Drink: A drink that contains 10 grams (or 12.5 millilitres) of alcohol.
Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.