4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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Imprisonment rates

At 30 June, 2016, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait imprisonment rate (prisoners per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population):
  • increased from 2,253 at 30 June, 2015 to 2,346. The non-Indigenous imprisonment rate increased from 146 to 154 prisoners per 100,000 non-Indigenous population.
  • increased in every jurisdiction except South Australia.
  • was highest in Western Australia (3,997), followed by the Northern Territory (2,914). (Table 19)
  • when age standardised, was 13 times greater than the age standardised imprisonment rate for non-Indigenous persons (2,039 compared to 163). (Table 16)

Graph Image for ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATE(a), states and territories

Footnote(s): (a) Rate per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult population. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 54–57, 59–62 and 64–72.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia



Graph Image for NON-INDIGENOUS AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATE(a), states and territories

Footnote(s): (a) Rate per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult population. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 54–57, 59–62 and 64–72.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia



Graph Image for RATIO OF INDIGENOUS TO NON-INDIGENOUS AGE STANDARDISED IMPRISONMENT RATE(a), states and territories

Footnote(s): (a) The ratio of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to non-Indigenous imprisonment rates is calculated by dividing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rate by the non-Indigenous rate.

Source(s): Prisoners in Australia