This is the ninth in a series of surveys auspiced by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the fourth to be conducted by the AIHW. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 12 and over. There were 23,356 completed responses in 2007. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research and the Social Research Centre.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 31 July 2007 to 31 December 2007

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 2007

Data scope

Non-institutionalised persons aged 12 and over.



Metadata information 

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information


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