Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006
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There were 22,499 male prisoners at 30 June 2004, comprising 93% of the total prisoner population (table 11.40). The median age of prisoners was 32 years for both males and females. The majority (53% or 12,783) of prisoners were young adult males aged 20-34 years (graph 11.40).
There were 5,048 Indigenous prisoners (21% of the prisoner population) at 30 June 2004. Over the past decade, Indigenous prisoners have accounted for an increasing proportion of the total prisoner population (graph 11.41).
Unsentenced prisoners include prisoners awaiting a court hearing or trial and convicted prisoners awaiting sentencing. At 30 June 2004, one in five (20%) of the total prisoner population were unsentenced prisoners. Over the past ten years, unsentenced prisoners have accounted for an increasing number and proportion of the total prisoner population. The proportion of prisoners who were unsentenced increased from 12% in 1994 to 20% in 2004 (graph 11.42).
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