From 2005 to 2010, Niagara has consistently had a higher percentage of the population consume alcohol compared to Ontario.
The difference between the two percentages is significant. Most recently, Niagara has 80.5% of the population ages 12 and over consuming alcohol on a regular or occasional basis, while Ontario has 72.8% of the population consuming alcohol (2009-2010).
Regular alcohol drinkers are those who drink alcohol at least once a month. Occasional drinkers drink alcoholic beverages less than once a month.