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Statistics on people in detention in Australia

Where do they come from?

There are differences between the nationalities of those in held detention, and in community detention. For example, a significant proportion of people in held detention are from New Zealand (mainly people whose visas have been cancelled) while people in community detention are mainly from Iran and Sri Lanka.

This graph shows the nationalities of people in held detention.

This graph shows the nationalities of people in community detention.

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