Statistics and Indicators

Smoking, adults

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    Prevalence of daily/occasional smokers, ex smokers and non smokers, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2011 - 2021

    Between 2020 and 2021, the proportion of respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 18 years and over who reported that they have never smoked has remained stable (2020: 51.7%; 2021: 50.7%) In 2021, 10.4% of respondents were daily/occasional smokers. There was no significant difference by sex for daily/occasional smokers in 2021 (males: 12.3%;  females: 8.5%).  

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

    To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download.