The Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ NMDS) is an annual collection of information on young people under youth justice supervision in Australia. It contains data on all supervised orders (both community based and detention) relating to young people under youth justice supervision.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Indigenous

Temporal coverage 

1/7/2000 to 30/6/2022

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

All young people under youth justice supervision throughout Australia from July 2000.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Youth Justice DSS 2020
(METEOR 743989)

Youth Justice NMDS DQS 2021–22
(METEOR 772562)

External links and information 

Youth justice in Australia 2020–21


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