Among those not in the labour force, are younger or older Australians more likely to have used cannabis in the past 12 months?
Among Australians not in the labour force, 18-29 year olds are more likely than other age groups to have used cannabis in the past 12 months.
5% of 14-17 year old Australians who are not in the labour force used cannabis in the past 12 months, compared to 16% of 18-24 year olds, 17% of 25-29 year olds, 12% of 30-39 year olds, 13% of 40-49 year olds, 10% of 50-59 year olds, and 1% of 60+ year olds.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).
Not in the Labour Force: Engaged in home duties, volunteer/charity work, student, retiree/pensioner, other.