Proportion of students who were ever alcohol users, drank alcohol in the past year and drank alcohol in the past 30 days by sex, 2017-2018.

Based on a report by Narcotic Division in 2017/18, 56.7% of local students in primary 4 to 6, secondary and post-secondary had ever drunk alcohol. The corresponding figures for males and females were 55.4% and 57.9% respectively.
Source: The 2017/18 Survey of Drug Use among Students. Hong Kong SAR: Narcotics Division, Security Bureau.
 
 

Proportion of students who were ever alcohol users, drank alcohol in the past year and drank alcohol in the past 30 days by education level, 2017-2018

Based on a report by Narcotic Division in 2017/18, the proportion of ever drinking among local students increased with age. The corresponding figures for primary 4 to 6, secondary and post-secondary students were 24.6%, 58.4% and 82.1% respectively.
Source: The 2017/18 Survey of Drug Use among Students. Hong Kong SAR: Narcotics Division, Security Bureau.
 
 

Proportion of students who had binge drinking* at least monthly during the 2017/18 school year

Proportion (%): Primary school students: 1.1%; Secondary school students: 1.4%; Overall: 1.2%
Base: 148,215 upper primary and secondary school students.
Note: * having 5 or more cans/glasses of alcoholic drinks in total within a few hours.
Source: Health Assessment Questionnaire self-administered by students (Primary 4 and 6, Secondary 2, 4 and 6) attending the Student Health Service Centres, Department of Health during the 2017/18 school year.