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Statistics on people in detention in Australia

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Unless otherwise indicated, these statistics are for 31 March 2024. You can check for the latest statistics here.

The Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) publishes on its website monthly and yearly statistics about people it detains. Its monthly statistics include the number of people in detention facilities in Australia and in the community (either under a ‘residence determination’, or with a ‘bridging visa’.)

You can find the data or reuse the chart using the links under each graph. For graphs that do not display numbers, you can hover over the graph to display data.

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