NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY: FIRST RESULTS
As part of the survey, the Australia Bureau of Statistics produced this animated video to highlight findings on smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity.
One in five people are consuming nearly three quarters of the alcohol sold in Australia, according to a report that claims the alcohol industry is dependent on risky drinkers.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has called for a boycott on public health researchers working with the alcohol industry due to what it believes is a vested commercial interest in ensuring that problem drinkers continue to drink at risky levels.
Its report is based on a July analysis by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, which broke down the distribution of alcohol consumption in Australia, according to national surveys.
That analysis showed that alcohol consumption declined between 2001 and 2013 among all but the heaviest drinkers, who were consuming an ever greater proportion of beverages sold in Australia.
The top 10 per cent of drinkers had increased their proportion of alcohol consumed from 48.9 per cent in 2001 to 53.2 per cent in 2013.