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

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2017

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 juvenile justice supervision throughout Australia from July 2000.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

JJ NMDS 2009

JJ NMDS 2016–17 DQS

External links and information

Youth justice in Australia 2016–17


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