4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males comprised 92% (7,031) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner population at 30 June 2011, similar to non-Indigenous males who accounted for 93% of the non-Indigenous prisoner population. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male prisoners increased by 2% (104) while the number of non-Indigenous male prisoners decreased by 1% (262) from 30 June 2010. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female prisoners decreased by 5% (32) from 30 June 2010, compared with a 9% (138) decrease in the non-Indigenous female prisoner population. (Table 4.1)





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