Half of Victoria’s 6506 prison population comes from just six suburbs or towns: Broadmeadows, Corio, Doveton, Frankston North, Maryborough and Morwell. Andrew Bolt keeps getting it wrong. Ethnicity is not the problem unemployment and poverty are.

Half of Victoria’s 6506 prison population comes from just six suburbs or towns: Broadmeadows, Corio, Doveton, Frankston North, Maryborough and Morwell.

Labor seats dominate in the list of electorates with high unemployment rates at the time of the 2011 Census. The odd seats out in the top 20 are two unusual Coalition electorates in Morwell and Frankston.

There are 32 electorates where more than 2% of the population are Muslim, and Labor holds 29 of these seats. There is a strong concentration of Muslims in areas of north-west Melbourne where there is a large concentration of Turkish born residents, while many Muslims in south-east Melbourne come from different ethnic backgrounds. The state median value for Muslims per electorate is 1.1%. The National held seat of Shepparton has the highest concentration of Muslims in a Coalition held seat with 4.4%. and is regarded as the model of Multicultural integration.

Source: The postcodes where half of Victoria’s prison population comes from