• In 2014, 20.4% of secondary school students reported having used at least once illicit substance in their lifetime and 5.7% reported having used an illicit substance at least once in the last seven days.
  • In 2014, 16.0% of secondary students aged 16-17 years reported using at least one illicit drug in the last month compared with 6.3% of secondary students aged 12-15 years.



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Codes & Sources

Please note that proportions reported were calculated excluding missing values.  For this indicator any illicit drug refers to the use of amphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, hallucinogens or cannabis/marijuana.   

Australian Secondary School Alcohol and Drug survey



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