Client demographics

Nearly all (92%) clients in Western Australia in 2016–17 were receiving treatment for their own drug use, and most (67%) were male (Figure 13; Table SC WA.1). The reverse was true for clients receiving treatment or support for someone else’s drug use (71% were female). Over half (55%) of clients were aged 20–39 years (Table SC WA.2). Just over 1 in 5 clients were Indigenous Australians (21%), which is higher than the national average (15%) (Tables SC WA.3 and SC.4).

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