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

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2001 to 31 December 2001

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 2001

Data scope

Non-institutionalised persons aged 14 and over.



Metadata information

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information

2001 NDSHS: detailed findings 

2001 NDSHS: first results 

2001 NDSHS: state and territory supplement 


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