The Adelaide Youth Training Centre is housed on two campuses in Cavan, north of the Grand Junction Road. One campus caters for female residents, younger male residents and young people in overnight remand and the other houses older male residents.
In 2017-18 there were 671 total admissions accounting for 329 individual young people of whom half or more were in remand awaiting trial.
On an average day in 2017-18 there were 44.31 young people residing in the Centre. Of these:
- 9.3 % were young women
- 24.3% were under guardianship orders at the time they were admitted
- 62.3% were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
This compares with highest daily occupancy (since the Magill and Cavan Centres were amalgamated) of 61.06 in 2012-13 and last year’s average daily occupancy of 49.07.
The age distribution of the young people at the time of admission was: