4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2013  Reissue
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Country of Birth

The majority of federal offenders in the Northern Territory (96%) and New South Wales (69%) had a country of birth other than Australia. For Queensland and South Australia, 52% of federal offenders were born in Australia.

The highest proportion of federal offenders born outside Australia were from Vietnam and Indonesia (11% each). For the total prisoner population however, a vast majority of prisoners had a country of birth of Australia, ranging between 75% in New South Wales to 95% in the Northern Territory.

Graph Image for FEDERAL OFFENDERS, Country of birth, selected states and territories

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