4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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SMOKING




KEY SERIES




CURRENT SMOKERS, Age standardised (a), 18 years and over

2001
2004-05
2007-08
2011-12 (b)

%
%
%
%

Males
27.2
26.2
23.0
20.3
Females
21.2
20.3
19.0
16.0


(a) Proportions have been age standardised to the 2001 Australian population to account for differences in the age structure of the population over time.
(b) 2011-12 data on current smokers have been updated for this release of Gender Indicators, Australia as additional sample from the Australian Health Survey has become available. All data for 2011-12 are now final. For more information see Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.003)

Source: ABS data available on request, Australian Health Survey, 2011-12;
ABS data available on request, National Health Survey.




For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)





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