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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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COUNTRY OF BIRTH

At 30 June 2011, Australia was recorded as the country of birth for 79% (23,082) of all prisoners (sentenced and unsentenced). This was followed by Vietnam (3% or 772), New Zealand (3% or 771 prisoners), and the United Kingdom and Ireland (2% or 610).

Prisoners born in Nigeria had the highest imprisonment rate (1,079 prisoners per 100,000 adult population born in Nigeria), followed by prisoners born in Indonesia (653 prisoners per 100,000 adult population born in Indonesia). (Table 2.5)





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