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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2013  Reissue
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COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Approximately one quarter of the prisoner populations in Victoria and New South Wales were born overseas (26% and 25% respectively), compared with the national average of 20%. Tasmania and the Northern Territory had the lowest proportions of overseas-born prisoners (4% and 5% respectively). For New South Wales prisoners, New Zealand and Vietnam were the most prevalent overseas birthplaces (both 3%). Vietnam was the most prevalent overseas birthplace for Victorian prisoners (6%), followed by New Zealand (2%). (Based on Table 3.7)

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