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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Prisoner characteristics, Australia >> CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION

CHANGES IN THE PRISONER POPULATION

The total prisoner population decreased by 2% (from 29,700 on 30 June 2010 to 29,106 on 30 June 2011), which is contrary to the 1% (383) increase recorded between 2009 and 2010. Between the 2010 and 2011 Prisoner Census dates:

  • the number of male prisoners decreased by 1% (394) while the number of female prisoners decreased by 9% (200);
  • the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners increased by 1% (72);
  • sentenced prisoners decreased by 4% (950) and the number of unsentenced prisoners increased by 6% (356). (Table 2.2)
Change in selected prisoner characteristics, between 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2011
Graph: Change in selected prisoner characteristics, between 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2011






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