4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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Approximately one quarter of the prisoner populations in New South Wales and Victoria were born overseas (26% and 25% respectively), compared with the national average of 21%. Tasmania and the Northern Territory had the lowest proportions of overseas-born prisoners (2% and 6% 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%). (Table 3.7)

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