A new report entitled ‘Alcohol Consumption in Australia’, published by the Intermedia Group, has revealed some previously unknown aspects about the drinking habits of Australians.
The report aimed to detail how much Australian consumers drink, what they drink, where they drink and where they buy alcohol.
While there is a perception that Australians are big drinkers, statistics show that on a global scale, we are on par with the major countries of Western Europe. Eastern European countries drank the most while Muslim countries drank the least.
While alcohol consumption has gone down in Australia, alcohol-fuelled violence and binge drinking have increased.
The report also showed that baby boomers were the heaviest drinkers in Australia, out-drinking people in their twenties.
It also showed that most consumers drink at home, with over a quarter saying they drink at home a few times a week. The most popular types of alcohol are red wine and white wine. One quarter of the population say they regularly drink beer.