4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/12/2013   
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At 30 June 2013, the largest prisoner population was in New South Wales (32% or 9,897), followed by Queensland (20% or 6,076) and Victoria (17% or 5,340). Together, 69% (21,313) of the total Australia prisoner population was in these three states. (Table 14)

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At 30 June 2013, the highest median age was in South Australia (35.9 years), which decreased slightly from 2012 (36.0 years). The Australian Capital Territory had the youngest prisoner population in Australia; however, the median age increased slightly from 2012 (from 30.7 to 31.2 years). (Table 14)

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Males comprised between 91% and 96% of the prisoner population within each state and territory. (Table 14)

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