Client demographics

Nearly all (97%) clients in New South Wales in 2016–17 were receiving treatment for their own drug use, and most were male (66%) (Figure 1; Table SC NSW.1). The reverse was true for clients receiving treatment or support for someone else’s drug use (68% were female). Over half (54%) of clients were aged 20–39 years (Table SC NSW.2). Almost 1 in 6 clients were Indigenous Australians (16%) (Table SC NSW.3). This is consistent with the national picture (15%) (Table SC.4).

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