See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

In 2017, 16.7% of males (2.5 million) and 13.5% of females (2.1 million) were current smokers (Figure 1.4).

Overall prevalence was significantly higher among males than females,6 although neither daily or non-daily smoking differed significantly by sex.7,8

Between 2015 and 2017, smoking prevalence among females increased significantly,9 from 10.4% to 13.5%; however, among males there was no significant change from the 2015 estimate of 16.0%.10

Smoking prevalence estimates were higher among males than females in all survey years from 1999 to 2017, although the magnitude of this difference varied (Figure 1.5). 


See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.