The Australian Bureau of Statistics released data today showing that while alcohol consumption per capita is steady, Australians are still drinking at 50-year lows.
Alcohol Beverages Australia (ABA) CEO, Andrew Wilsmore said “the data still shows a long-term decline in consumption which means the vast majority of Australians are enjoying alcohol responsibly and in moderation.”
“While the mix of what people are drinking is changing, overall, we know from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that drinking at harmful levels and underage drinking is at record lows, and those statistics are more insightful than per capita figures.”
“A significant cultural shift has taken place, with the largest decline in figures coming from young people aged 18-24, who are drinking far less than any generation before them.”
“Australians are increasingly taking control of their own health and well-being and these statistics show that Australians can be trusted to do the right thing when it comes to moderate and responsible drinking” says Wilsmore.
Australian Beverages Australia Media Statement