4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2013  Reissue
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AGE

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners in Australian prisons at 30 June 2012 was 30.9 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males had a median age of 30.9 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander females, 31.4 years. In contrast, the median age of male and female non-Indigenous prisoners was higher at 35.1 and 36.8 years respectively. (Table 4.4)

The largest proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners (21%) was in the 25-29 year age group. For non-Indigenous prisoners, the age groups with the highest proportion of prisoners were 30-34 years, and 25-29 years (both 17%). (Table 4.4)


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