Beer consumption levels drop in Australia

STRIKE me roan, the Aussie’s are going off their amber mate.” Well, now the PCC are on our back for racial profiling, we’ll back that up with something you might be able to understand.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have shown the country’s love for beer has sunk to the lowest level since the days of the post-war six o’clock swill.

Stats showed beer levels per person fell to a 66-year low of 4.14 litres in 2011/12, with wine consumption rising to near record high of 3.8 litres.

A more sophisticated approach to drinking is behind the switch in popularity, with drinkers shunning pre-mixed drinks and spirits.

The official figures show beer consumption dropping to the lowest point since 1945 and 1946, when Australian pubs stopped serving patrons at 6pm.

Beer availability levels fell 2.3 per cent in 2011/12, compared with the preceding financial year, as wine rose 1.9 per cent, whilst pre-mixed drinks dropped 2.5 per cent and spirit levels fell four per cent.

Overall alcohol consumption fell for the second year running, dropping by 1.4 million litres in 2011/12.

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