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Children In Detention In Australia - Statistics

Children In Detention In Australia - Statistics 28/07/04

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Place detained: Villawood
No. of kids: 35 children
Main nationality: Indonesian, Chinese

Place detained: Home detention*
No. of kids: 27 children
Main nationality: Afghan

Place detained: Nauru
No. of kids: 19 children
Main nationality: Iraqi

Place detained: Port Augusta
No. of kids: 17 children
Main nationality: Iranian, Chinese

Place detained: Christmas Island
No. of kids: 11 children
Main nationality: Vietnamese

Place detained: Maribyrnong
No. of kids: 6 children
Main nationality: Fijian, Indonesian

Place detained: Baxter
No. of kids: 2 children
Main nationality: Afghan, Iranian

Accurate from: 28 July 2004

Total: 90 children in secure (closed) facilities
Grand total: at least 117 in immigration detention

*Motel, hospital, home-based detention. There are 11 unaccompanied Afghan boys in foster care detention in Adelaide, for example. Figure of 27 as at 30 June.

NB there are several young men at Baxter who were detained when they were unaccompanied children, but are now over 18years and therefore not included in these statistics.

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