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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2010   
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males comprised 91% (6,927) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner population at 30 June 2010, similar to non-Indigenous males who accounted for 93% of the non-Indigenous prisoner population. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male prisoners increased by 2% (144) while the number of non-Indigenous male prisoners increased by 1% (223) from 30 June 2009. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female prisoners increased by 9% (52) from 30 June 2009, compared with a 3% (50) increase in the non-Indigenous female prisoner population. (Table 4.1)

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