Client demographics

Nearly all (98%) clients in Queensland in 2016–17 were receiving treatment for their own drug use, and most (67%) were male (Figure 9; Table SC QLD.1). The reverse was true for clients receiving treatment or support for someone else’s drug use (73% were female). Just over half (52%) of clients were aged 20–39 years, and 18% were aged 10–19 years which is higher than the national average (13%) (Table SC QLD.2). About 1 in 7 clients were Indigenous Australians (15%), which is consistent with the national average (Tables SC QLD.3 and SC.4).

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