International comparisons

Explore the interactive visualisations that allow you to compare data across the 38 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries with available data for the following indicators of health risk factors:

Daily smokers

In 2020, or the nearest year, Australia had the 8th lowest proportion of daily smokers among people aged 15 and over (11.2%). This was lower than the OECD average of 16.4%. The proportions for both female and male daily smokers were also below the OECD average.

Data visualisation showing tobacco consumption - proportion of population aged 15+ who are daily smokers, by sex, OECD countries, 2019 or nearest year.

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Number of cigarettes per smoker per day

In 2020, or the nearest year, Australia was below the OECD average for number of cigarettes smoked per day. Australian smokers aged 15 and over smoked an average of 12.9 cigarettes per day, consistent with the OECD average (12.9 cigarettes per day).

This figure shows the number of cigarettes per smoker per day among people aged 15 and over in 2020 or the nearest year, among OECD countries. In 2019, smokers in Australia smoked an average of 12.9 cigarettes per day. This is the same as the OECD average.

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Litres per capita of pure alcohol available for consumption

In 2020, or the nearest year, there were 9.5 litres of pure alcohol available for consumption per person aged 15 years and over in Australia. This was higher than the OECD average (8.7 litres).

This figure shows the proportion of people aged 15 and over who were daily smokers in 2020 or the nearest year, among OECD countries. In 2019, 11.2% of people aged 15 and over in Australia were daily smokers. This is lower than the OECD average (16.4%).