4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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For both New South Wales and Victoria, a quarter (25%) of their prisoner populations had been born overseas, compared with the national average of 19%. Tasmania had the lowest proportion of its prisoner population who were born overseas (3%). For New South Wales prisoners, those born in New Zealand accounted for the largest overseas birthplace (3%), followed by prisoners born in Vietnam (3%). In Victoria, Vietnam was the birthplace for the largest proportion of overseas-born prisoners (6%), followed by prisoners born in the United Kingdom and Ireland (2%).

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