Exploring indigenous over-representation in youth detention

Team Name: 
Justice league

This project analysed AIHW Youth Detention data and combined ABS Estiimated Resident Population projections to derive rate per 10,000 figures for indigenous and non-indigenous youth in detention. The data shows a stark difference in the rates with a decreasing rate of non-indigenous children in detention and  increasing indigenous rates (over the period 2008-2015), particularly in the Northern and Western parts of Australia. The results are presented within a 2D platform game that engages and challenges players with the population rates and presents possible solutions such as justice reinvestment. Levels in the game are ordered by the overall over-representation in each State and Territory. The project aims to educate, generate discussion about indigenous over-representation in the justice system. 

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Youth Justice Detention Data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
summarised the data up to year x indigenous status x State/Territory to get average nights per year (based on 4 quarters results)
Dataset Name: 
Estimated resident population 10-17 years, Indigenous Population projection projection 10-19 years
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
data was used to produce rate per 100,000 figures for Indigenous and non-indigenous youth
Dataset Name: 
Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
Dataset Name: 
3238.0 - Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 to 2026
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
estimates of indigenous population 10-17 (ABS.STAT only gives 10-19 indigenous estimates)
Event Location: 
Canberra