Campaign Statistics | What About You?

The What about you? campaign uses facts and statistics to encourage Wairarapa locals to think about their drinking and drinking-related issues. This includes considering what we think is ‘normal’ in terms of drinking and how much (and how often) we drink.

Campaign materials and activities include the tagline ‘what about you?’ to get people thinking and talking about this important issue.

The following statistics have been included in the campaign materials.

9 out of 10 New Zealanders (18+) didn’t get drunk in the last month.

Source: Attitudes and behaviours towards drinking survey (ABAS), Health Promotion Agency (2014/15).

7 out of 8 young New Zealanders (15-24 years) don’t binge drink every week.

Source: NZ Health Survey Data, Ministry of Health (2016/17).

Around one in six people (aged 16-64 years) say that alcohol had a harmful effect on their friendships, social life, home life or finances in the last year.

Source: NZ Medical Journal (Vol 125; Number 1360): Alcohol related harm to others in New Zealand: evidence of the burden and gaps in knowledge (2012).

More than 62,000 physical assaults and 10,000 sexual assaults involve alcohol each year.

Source: NZ Medical Journal (Vol 125; Number 1360): Alcohol-related harm to others in New Zealand: evidence of the burden and gaps in knowledge (2012).

Car crashes involving alcohol cause around 863 injuries and 89 deaths each year.

Source: Alcohol and Drugs Report, Ministry of Transport (2017).