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 is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


81. Alcohol consumption:

Reduce the proportion of South Australians who drink at risky levels by 30% by 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

Risky drinking is defined as the consumption of more than four standard drinks on a single occasion as it puts people at increased risk of injury*.

In 2015, 26.3% of South Australians aged 15 years and over drank at risky levels that put them at risk of injury on a single occasion at least month. A slight improvement compared to 2013 data indicating 28.5% of South Australians who drank at risky levels

These results indicate that risky drinking rates are not trending towards the 2020 goal of 21.4%. However, recent regulatory changes, such as the Late Night Code of Practice, may reduce risky drinking in coming years.

The source of these data is from 2015 Health Omnibus Survey.

* publications/attachments/ds10-alcohol.pdf

Lead Agency

SA Health

Disaggregated data