Share of Indigenous Australians who have used substances recently 2002-2015

This statistic presents the results of a survey about the share of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have used substances in the last 12 months in Australia from 2002 to 2014-15, by remoteness. During the 2014-15 survey period, around 32.9 percent of Indigenous Australians living in non-remote areas of Australia stated that they had used substances in the last 12 months.

Share of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have used substances in the last 12 months in Australia from 2002 to 2015, by remoteness

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Source

Release date

July 2016

Region

Australia

Survey time period

2002 to 2015

Number of respondents

6,611 dwellings

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source conducted the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) from September 2014 to June 2015. This is the fourth social survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians conducted by the source. The results from the 2002 and 2008 NATSISS are also provided by the source.

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