The Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ 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 1/7/2000 to 30/6/2020

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 NMDS 2018-19: Quality Statement

External links and information 

Youth justice in Australia 2018-19


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