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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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The median age of Indigenous prisoners in Australian prisons at 30 June 2009 was 30.7 years: males had a median age of 30.6 years and females 31.7 years. In comparison, the median age of male and female non-Indigenous prisoners was older at 34.5 and 35.5 years respectively.

The highest proportion of Indigenous prisoners (21%) was in the 25-29 year age group, which was also the age group with the highest proportion of non-Indigenous prisoners (18%).





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