4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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At 30 June 2009, Australia was the country of birth recorded by 81% (23,642) of all prisoners (sentenced and unsentenced). This was followed by New Zealand (3% or 807 prisoners), Vietnam (3% or 745) and the United Kingdom and Ireland (2% or 609).

Prisoners born in Tonga had the highest imprisonment rate (635 prisoners per 100,000 adult population for Tonga), followed by prisoners born in Samoa (578 prisoners per 100,000 adult population for Samoa).

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