Client demographics

Nearly all (94%) clients in Victoria in 2016–17 were receiving treatment for their own drug use, and most (70%) clients were male (Figure 5; Table SC VIC.1). The picture was different for clients receiving treatment or support for someone else’s drug use (60% were female). These results are consistent with the national picture. The majority of clients (59%) were aged 20–39 years (Table SC VIC.2). Around 1 in 16 clients were Indigenous Australians (6%), which is lower than the national average (15%) (Table SC VIC.3 and SC.4).

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