This is the eighth in a series of surveys auspiced by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the third to be conducted by the AIHW. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 12 and over. There were 29,445 completed responses in 2004. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. 

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 31 July 2004 to 31 December 2004

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 2004

Data scope

Non-institutionalised persons aged 12 and over.


Metadata information 

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information


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