This is the tenth in a series of surveys auspiced by the National Drug Strategy (and its predecessors) and the fifth conducted by the AIHW. It is a national household survey of non-institutionalised persons aged 12 and over. There were 26,648 completed responses in 2010. Fieldwork was conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 29 April 2010 to 14 September 2010

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 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 2010

Data scope

Estimates for 2010 are based on information obtained from people aged 12 or older, or aged 14 or older (as specified) from all states and territories. Scope was residential households. Excluded were institutional settings, hostels, motels and homeless people. Foreign language interviews not conducted.



Metadata information 

External links, data quality statement (DQS) and information

NDSHS 2010 – DQS

2010 NDSHS report 


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