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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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Males comprised 93% (27,078) of the total prisoner population at 30 June 2011, while females comprised 7% (2,028).

The imprisonment rate for males at 30 June 2011 was 314 prisoners per 100,000 adult males, 14 times the rate for females (23 female prisoners per 100,000 adult females). (Table 2.3)

Between 2001 and 2011, the total number of prisoners increased 30%, from 22,458 to 29,106. Over the same period, the number of male prisoners increased 29% (from 20,953 to 27,078) and the number of female prisoners increased by 35% (from 1,505 to 2,028). (Table 2.2)

CHANGE IN PRISONER NUMBERS, between 30 June 2001 and 30 June 2011, by sex
Graph: CHANGE IN PRISONER NUMBERS, between 30 June 2001 and 30 June 2011, by sex

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