Alcohol Statistics UK

Created by
Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK has gathered statistics related to alcohol consumption in the Alcohol Change UKUnited Kingdom. 

The report provides information on:

  • Alcohol in the UK
  • Alcohol and Health
  • Treatment
  • Crime
  • Drinking Behaviours
  • Young People

Some key facts to take away:

  • 24% of adults in England and Scotland regularly drink over the recommended low-risk guidelines
  • In 2017, Scotland’s death rate was 20.5 per 100,000, England’s was 11.1 per 100,000, Wales’ was 13.5 per 100,000 and Northern Ireland’s was 17.4 per 100,000. Scotland is the only country to experience a decrease in death rates since 2001, but still has the highest rate of alcohol-specific deaths in 2017.
  • 41% of people in alcohol treatment also need mental health treatment, with 20% of them not receiving any mental health treatment
  • Since 2005, teetotalism has increased among those aged 16-44 but has fallen by 5% for those aged 65 and over.
  • Those in Scotland are the most likely to binge drink, with those in England the least likely.
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