According to analysis published in Medical Journal of Australia, Australia has seen a jump in its levels of alcohol consumption. Comparing the statistics from National Health Surveys of 2001 and 2011-12, lead researchers from the University of Sydney saw average daily alcohol intake go up by 13%, with consumption increasing among both women and men. It has also been discovered that 15 to 19 year olds consume more 65% more alcohol than adults do, on average. While white collar occupations and employment were associated with lower levels of consumption, the disadvantaged were associated with higher levels of consumption and spending on alcohol.

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