Does meth/amphetamine use among employed Australians vary by age?
0% of employed Australians aged 14-17 years used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months compared to 2%* of 18-24 year olds, 3% of 25-29 year olds, 2% of 30-39 year olds, and 0.9% of 40+ year olds.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2021).
* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
† Meth/amphetamine: This term covers a range of stimulant drugs including methamphetamine and amphetamine. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) described meth/amphetamine as including drugs commonly known as speed, ice, crystal, whizz, Ritalin, or pseudoephedrine-based cold and flu tablets.
Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.