Does crystal methamphetamine (ice) use in Australia vary by employment status?
0.7% of employed Australians used crystal methamphetamine (ice) in the past 12 months compared to 3.8% of unemployed Australians, and 0.4% of Australians who are not in the labour force.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).
Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.
Employment Status: Whether an individual is currently: a) employed; b) unemployed; or c) not in the labour force.
Not in the Labour Force: Engaged in home duties, volunteer/charity work, student, retiree/pensioner, other.
Unemployed: Those who are not currently working and are actively seeking employment.