Are younger or older Australian employees more likely to have used cannabis in the past 12 months?

Employed Australians aged 18-24 years are more likely than employees in other age groups to have used cannabis in the past 12 months.

20% of employed Australians aged 14-17 years used cannabis in the past 12 months compared to 27% of 18-24 year olds, 21% of 25-29 year olds, 12% of 30-39 year olds, 10% of 40-49 year olds, 6% of 50-59 year olds, and 4% of 60+ year olds.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).

Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.