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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Prisoner characteristics, Australia >> CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION

CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION

The total prisoner population increased by 6%, from 27,615 on 30 June 2008 to 29,317 on 30 June 2009, greater than the 1% (391) increase recorded between 2007 and 2008. Between the 2008 and 2009 Prisoner Census dates:

  • the number of male prisoners increased by 6% (1,534) whilst the number of female prisoners increased by 9% (168);
  • the number of Indigenous prisoners increased by 10% (680);
  • sentenced prisoners increased by 8% (1,649) and the number of unsentenced prisoners increased by 1% (53).
Change in selected prisoner characteristics, between 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009
Graph: Change in selected prisoner characteristics, between 30 June 2008 and 30 June 2009






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