South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.

Target:

80. Smoking:

Reduce the smoking rate to 10% of the population and halve the smoking rate of Aboriginal South Australians by 2018



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

Reduce the smoking rate to 10% of the population

The 3 year average of daily smoking over 2014-16 was 13.1%, which is significantly lower than 2013-15 (14.2%) and 2012-14 (14.5%).

Halve the smoking rate of Aboriginal South Australians by 2018

Data from the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Surveys shows that daily smoking prevalence amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 years and older in South Australia was 38.2%.

The trend in smoking rates of Aboriginal South Australians should be interpreted with caution due to the limited available data.

The South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020 highlights the importance of a community-centred approach and collaborative work to minimise smoking prevalence among Aboriginal people.

 

Lead Agency

SA Health