4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2018   
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AGE

Overall, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners were younger than non-Indigenous prisoners, which follows the same profile from previous years.

At 30 June 2018:

    • The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners was 32 years, whilst for non-Indigenous prisoners it was 36 years. (Table 1)
    • Prisoners aged under 40 years accounted for 76% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner population, compared with 63% of the non-Indigenous prisoner population. (Table 21)