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This Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Corporate Plan 2017–18 to 2020–21 highlights the achievements planned to occur during the 2017–18 year that will help to provide Australians with quality, nationally-consistent health and welfare information. It describes our purposes, practices and capabilities and sets out the ways that  Australians can assess our performance.

This report provides an overview of national-level, state and territory findings, as well as comparisons across public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing and community housing tenants. The report shows that the majority of tenants are satisfied with the services provided by their housing organisation, with community housing tenants the most satisfied. Tenants report a range of benefits from living in social housing and the majority live in dwellings of an acceptable standard.

This report publishes data on 60,600 courses of radiotherapy that were delivered in Australia in 2015–16. For non-emergency treatment, 50% of patients started treatment within 9 days, and 90% within 27 days. For those who needed emergency treatment, 91% began treatment within the emergency timeframe. Data were submitted from 44 public-sector sites and 33 private-sector sites, covering effectively 100% of courses delivered in Australia.

This fact sheet provides summary information about young people in sentenced detention in 2015–16. On an average day in 2015–16, less than half (44%) of all young people in detention were sentenced, and almost one-third (30%) had been in sentenced detention at some time during the year.

This fact sheet provides information about the numbers of young people under youth justice supervision who entered and/or were released from detention in 2015–16. In 2015–16, more than 7,800 young people entered detention, and almost 7,900 were released from detention.

This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of young people under supervision during 2015–16, based on their last known address. Young people from Remote areas were 6 times as likely to be under supervision as those from Major cities, while those from Very remote areas were 10 times as likely. Young people from the lowest socioeconomic areas were about 6 times as likely to be under supervision as those from the highest socioeconomic areas.

This fact sheet provides information about the first time young people who were supervised during 2015–16 entered youth justice supervision. In 2015–16, more than one-third were new to supervision in that year, and the other two-thirds had been supervised in a previous year. Almost three-quarters had first entered supervision when they were aged 14–17.

This fact sheet summarises the supervision histories (all available information on prior youth justice supervision) of young people who were under youth justice supervision during 2015–16. About 9 in 10 had been under community-based supervision either during 2015–16 or in a previous year, and about 6 in 10 had spent time in detention.

This fact sheet summarises some of the similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia. In 2015–16, the most common principal offence among young people was theft, while among adults it was illicit drug offences.

This fact sheet summarises information on the number of supervised orders administered by state and territory youth justice agencies, and the periods of supervision experienced by young people were under supervision in 2015–16.  In 2015–16, almost 10,600 young people were under youth justice supervision under almost 55,000 orders, an average of about 5 orders per person. These young people served almost 14,000 periods of supervision, an average of about 1.3 periods per person.