The consumption of alcohol in Australia has hit its lowest levels since 1961. A report from the Australian Bureau shows that Australian’s over the age of 15 drunk approximately 185.8 million litres of pure alcohol from 2016-2017. Even with the drop, beer is still the country’s most popular alcoholic beverage equating for 39.2 percent of pure alcohol consumption, followed closely by wine at 38.3 percent. Louise Gates, ABS Director of Health Statistics said that “This is the lowest annual figure since 1962 and it continues the trend which started in 2008."