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Statistics on people in detention in Australia

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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, offshore processing centres, and in the community (either under a ‘residence determination’, or with a ‘bridging visa’.)

You can download the graphs and the data here. You can also download using the ribbon at the bottom of the graphs.

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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.