Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Apr. 02, 2016
Apr. 30, 2016
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Avery Dennison Corp  
Entity Central Index Key 0000008818  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Apr. 02, 2016  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   89,175,966
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1