Imprisonment rate Australia 2018 by gender and Indigenous status

In 2018, 3984.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and 459.9 women per 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inhabitants were imprisoned in Australia. This was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous population and reflects an over-representation of Indigenous Australians in all levels of the justice system.

Imprisonment rate in Australia from 2018, by gender and Indigenous status

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

*Prisoner rates are expressed as imprisoned persons per 100,000 inhabitants. It is calculated by dividing the number of prisoners by the estimated resident population and multiplying the result by 100,000.
In this statistic, the age standardized imprisonment rate is used in order to account for age differences between study populations.

Rates are age standardized.

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