Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

National Drug Strategy Household Survey

About the survey

As part of the National Drug Strategy, a survey is conducted every three years by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to measures the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and drug use, and attitudes toward these substances, across Australia.

Data collected from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) contributes to the development of national and state policies on drug and alcohol-related issues.

Western Australian results

Western Australian results from the NDSHS responses are analysed by the Drug and Alcohol Office, and compiled into a report presenting estimates derived from the survey results weighted to the appropriate Australian population grouped by age, gender and geographical location. 

Who participates?

Households are randomly selected to take part in the NDSHS. One person aged 12 years or older is asked to complete the survey in each selected household.

As the NDSHS is based on households, homeless and institutionalised people do not participate in the survey.

More information

Contact the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team on (08) 9370 0333 or email for more information about the survey.

Last updated on 13 November 2015