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Statistics on people in detention in Australia

Where people are in detention

The monthly statistics include the numbers of people in different immigration detention facilities, including the numbers of men, women and children.

The largest populations are in Villawood (in Sydney) and Yongah Hill (in WA). Christmas Island was effective closed in early October 2018. Maribyrnong IDC was also closed in December 2018.

Bar chart showing people in detention by place

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Do you have a question about our statistics, or would you like to know more information? Contact us at policy@refugeecouncil.org.au.