Table 2

Summary of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption data from sales data, for people aged ≥1 year (includes non-caloric where specified)

Measure type and studyPopulation
(total or sub)
SettingnMeasureReference categoryUnit of measureFrequencyBasis of measureSoft drinkCordialEnergy drinkFruit drinkCombinedWater
Sales data
Measure: estimated per person consumption
Brimblecombe et al 27 SubRemote8515Mean per capitaBeverage intakegDaily49 weeks365 g* 44 g
Brimblecombe et al 31 SubRemote2644Mean per capitaBeverage intakegDaily12 months474 g* 24g* 36 g
Lee et al 34 SubRemote1617Mean per capitaBeverage intakemLDaily12 weeks400 mL‡,§,¶
Lee et al 35 SubRemote549Mean per capitaBeverage intakemLDaily1 month274 mL§,¶,**
Lee et al 34 SubRemote1617Mean per capitaBeverage intakekgAnnual12 weeks146 kg§,¶
Brimblecombe et al 27 SubRemote8515Mean per capitaBeverage sales$AUDDaily49 weeks$1.83* $0.08
Measure: SSBs measured as a % of total estimated beverage intake, or total food/drink store sales
Brimblecombe et al 27 SubRemote8515% beverageTotal beverage intakeg NS 49 weeks58%* 7%
Gregoriou et al 42 SubRemote NS †† % beverageTotal food/drink salesL/kg NS 12 months16.5%‡‡
Lee et al 30 SubRemote1646% beverageTotal food/drink salesg NS 1 month12.7%* 2.3%* 3.6% 1.9%§§
Wycherley et al 32 SubRemote2644% beverageTotal food/drink salesg NS 12 months27.4%¶,¶¶,§§
Brimblecombe et al 27 SubRemote8515% beverageTotal beverage sales$AUDDaily49 weeks61%* 3%
Gregoriou et al 42 SubRemote NS †† % beverageTotal food/drink sales$AUD NS 12 months10%*
Wycherley et al 32 SubRemote2644% beverageTotal food/drink sales$AUD NS 12 months20.1%¶,¶¶
Brimblecombe et al 31 SubRemote2644% beverageTotal food/drink sales$AUD NS 12 months15.6%* 0.8%* 0.5%
Measure: sugar/energy consumption from SSBs
McMahon et al 28 SubRemote8515% beverageEnergy intakekJ NS 49 weeks6.8%¶ ,*** 2.3%
Wycherley et al 32 SubRemote2644% beverageEnergy intakekJ NS 12 months10.4%¶,¶¶
Lee et al 30 SubRemote1646% beverageEnergy intakekJ NS 1 month3.6%* 2.3%* 1.5% 0.4%§§
Brimblecombe et al 33 SubRemote NS††† % beverageTotal refined sugar intakekJ NS 3 months30.0% ‡‡‡,¶¶,§§§
Lee et al 34 SubRemote1617% beverageTotal dietary sugars intakeg NS 12 weeks11%§,¶,¶¶¶
  • Data are not comparable between studies due to differences in methodology, measures, units, basis of measurement and drink types.

  • *Sugar-sweetened.

  • †Purchased bottled water only.

  • ‡Average of six communities (326, 148, 84, 400, 370, 1071 mL).

  • § ’Carbonated beverages'.

  • ¶Whether beverages are sweetened or non-caloric is not specified.

  • **Average of two communities (400 and 148 mL).

  • ††n=80–2000 people per community. n=15 stores.

  • ‡‡Average of Aboriginal (19%) and outer Torres Strait Island (14%) community stores.

  • §§Sweetened or flavoured water.

  • ¶¶Fruit drink/cordials/soft drinks combined.

  • ***Soft drink and flavoured mineral water.

  • †††n=185–880 per community, n=6 communities.

  • ‡ ‡ ‡ All types including non-caloric.

  • §§§ Average of six stores (38.5%, 30.2%, 27.1%, 28.7%, 26.2%, 29.2%).

  • ¶¶¶ Average of island communities (16%) and central desert communities (6%).

  • NS, not specified.