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Research to Impact
28 May, 2017

Key smoking statistics for South Australia 2016/17

Research to Impact

Every year, our Population Health behavioural scientists prepare a statistical overview of smoking in South Australia. We encourage you to download the latest statistics.


  • Smoking rates are the lowest ever recorded in South Australia with 14.9% of adults aged 15 years and over and 12.3% of young people aged 15-29 smoking in 2016
  • Most South Australian smokers want to quit with 74.1% making a previous quit attempt, 34.1% having tried in the past year and 53.9% wanting to in the next six months
  • Smoking rates among school children are also at an all-time low with 3% of secondary students aged 12-17 years smoking in the past week


SAHMRI's Population Health Group is a part of our Cancer and Heart Health themes.

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The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.