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Stonnington has the second highest lifetime risk of alcohol related harm out of all Victorian local governments. Residents on average drink more alcohol, more frequently in comparison to surrounding areas.
Alcohol contributes to a major health burden in Australia.
Stonnington has a higher rate of alcohol related hospital admissions in 40-64-year olds than the southeast.
In 2017/18, due to alcohol:
Men (79.4%) have a higher alcohol lifetime risk than females (72.1%) with both higher than the state average at 69% and 50.6% respectively.
Ambulance attendances for alcohol (per 10,000) are 29.6% higher than the metropolitan Melbourne average. Hospital Admissions (per 10,000) are 35.3% higher than the metropolitan Melbourne average.
Stonnington has a significantly higher rate of hospital admissions due to illicit drugs in those aged 25–39 years in comparison to the metropolitan southeast average.
Read about Gambling in our community and where to find support.
View the Reducing harm from alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gambling(PDF, 141KB) information.