AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)
OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED
NAME OF COLLECTION
Prisoners in Australia
The Prisoners in Australia collection presents information from the National Prison Census held on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions (including people on remand), imprisonment rates, most serious offence and sentence length. A range of information is also presented on prisoner characteristics (age, sex, Indigenous status) and on the type of prisoner (all prisoners, sentenced prisoners, and unsentenced prisoners (remandees)).
Data items contained within these topics are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity.
DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY
Further details on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts are available in Prisoners in Australia, 2006
(cat. no. 4517.0) or visit the Prisoners in Australia
in the Directory of Statistical Sources
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.
Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001