Client demographics

Most (93%) clients in the Northern Territory in 2016–17 were receiving treatment for their own drug use, and most were male (70%) (Figure 29; Table SC NT.1). The reverse was true for clients receiving treatment or support for someone else’s drug use (69% were female). Over half (52%) of clients were aged 20–39 years, and 18% of clients were aged 10–19 years which is higher the national average (13%) (Tables SC.3; SC NT.2). Over two-thirds of clients were Indigenous Australians (70%), which is substantially higher than the national average (15%) (Tables SC NT.3 and SC.4).

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