This is the seventh in a series of surveys auspices by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the second to be conducted by the AIHW, but the first to be conducted fully as an AIHW function. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 14 years and over. There were 26,744 completed responses in 2001. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Indigenous
  • SLA
  • RA

Temporal coverage 

from 1/7/2001 to 31/11/2001

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

Non-institutionalised persons aged 14 years and over from all states and territories. Foreign language interviews were not conducted.



Metadata information

National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2001 Technical Report

National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 2001 Codebook

External links and information

2001 NDSHS detailed findings

2001 NDSHS first results

2001 NDSHS State and territory supplement


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