Number of people in detention in Australia
The following statistics focus on detention in Australia. There are different kinds of places where people are detained, known as Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs), Immigration Transit Accommodation (ITAs), and Alternative Places of Detention (APODs).
On 31 May 2020, there were 1,458 people in detention facilities. This included 58 women and 1,398 men.
Change over time
There has been significant change in the number of people detained in the past ten years. The current figure is a significant decrease from 5,697 in January 2013. However, it is high when compared to 375 in January 2009.