4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2010   
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AGE

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners in Australian prisons at 30 June 2010 was 30.6 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males had a median age of 30.5 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander females, 31.5 years. In contrast, the median age of male and female non-Indigenous prisoners was higher at 34.6 and 36.1 years respectively. (Table 4.4)

The largest proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners (21%) were in the 20-24 year age group. For non-Indigenous prisoners, the age group with the highest proportion of prisoners was 25-29 years (17%). (Table 4.4)





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