Source: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (http://www.asrc.org.au/resources/statistics/)
People in detention: 5,980 
People in immigration detention facilities: 4,835
Children in detention facilities :  393
Unaccompanied minors in detention facilities:  180
People in community detention: 1,145

Children in community detention: 446
People currently held in detention for over 12 months: 36.3%
Proportion of detention population who arrived by boat: 92.8%
Asylum seekers in detention who are considered stateless: 563

Proportion of asylum seekers in relation to total Australian Population: 0.2%

Total cost of detention centres (based on 5622 detainees): $772 million 
Average cost per detainee: $137,317
Total cost of community detention (based on 1509 detainees): $15.7 million 
Average cost per detainee: $10,400

Reported Medical and Mental Health Incidents in Detention (Jul 2010 – June 2011):
Deaths: 7
Psychiatric hospital admissions: 93
Voluntary Starvation: 1,320
Injury requiring hospitalization: 112
Self harm attempts: 336
Self harm resulting in injury: 312

Reported Medical and Mental Health Incidents in Detention (01 Jul – 30 Sep 2011) :
Actual self harm (not includ. starvation): 288
Threatened self harm: 639
Attempted serious self harm: 289

Asylum applications received by Australia in first half of 2011 out of 44 industrialised nations Compared to:
• Europe – 144,000 (73%)
• USA/Canada – 47,900 (24%)
4,955 (2.48%)

Proportion of asylum applications received by the top 5 receiving countries in 2011 (US, France, Germany, Sweden, UK): 54%

Australia ranks 32 out of 44 countries

Australia’s share of the world’s refugees
in 2010: 0.21%

Australia’s world ranking 2010:
• By total no. refugees: 46th

• By pop. size (per capita): 69th

• Wealth (GDP) per capita: 79th

 

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