This is the sixth in a series of surveys auspiced by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the first conducted by the AIHW. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 14 and over. There were 10,030 completed responses in 1998. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. Topics include knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of drug-related issues, personal use of drugs (tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs), support for drug-related policies, personal involvement in drug-related activities and victimisation, as well as typical demographics.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 June 1998 to 30 September 1998

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or agreement of the relevant data custodian (charges may apply). Researchers can access a confidentialised unit record file through the Australian Data Archive, free of charge: NDSHS 1998.

Data scope

Non-institutionalised persons aged 14 and over.



Metadata information 

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information

1998 NDSHS: detailed findings

1998 NDSHS: first results

1998 NDSHS: state and territory results

1998 NDSHS: Qld results

1998 NDSHS: WA results


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