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4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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At 30 June 2012, Australia was recorded as the country of birth for 80% (23,586) of all prisoners (sentenced and unsentenced). This was followed by New Zealand (3% or 791 prisoners), Vietnam (3% or 741 prisoners), and the United Kingdom (2% or 538 prisoners).

Prisoners born in Nigeria had the highest imprisonment rate (1,014 prisoners per 100,000 adult population born in Nigeria), followed by prisoners born in Indonesia (513 prisoners per 100,000 adult population born in Indonesia). (Table 2.5)

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