Thursday, June 19, 2008

Health Workforce Snapshot

A new snapshot of Australia's health workforce is available. Selected Health Occupations, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4819.0) uses data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing to provide an overview of 4 key occupational groups:
  • Generalist medical practitioners
  • Specialists
  • Dental practitioners
  • Nurses (including midwives)

This release examines:

Geographic distribution - across different states, or by remoteness

Demographic characteristics - such as age and sex, if aged 60 and over, whether born overseas or recent arrival

Working arrangements - including hours worked, part-time workers

This data provides information about current trends in key health occupations and their longer term sustainability.

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