NHWDS data

The National Health Workforce Dataset (NHWDS) consists of de-identified registration and survey data for health practitioners from the fourteen health professions regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). The Data Tool allows users to generate tables and graphs for individual health professions for the NHWDS data by demographic, geographic and employment characteristics. Users can also analyse data across all the professions according to areas of interest - such as characteristics of all registered practitioners working in mental health or aged care settings – and at various geographic levels including Primary Health Networks.

MET data

The newly created Medical Education and Training (MET) dataset is similar to that published in previous Medical Training Review Panel (MTRP) reports. It is made available online each year and reports the annual changes in medical education and training in Australia. The dataset aims to continue the time series from MTRP and is presented in the same tabled format as the former publications.

The 2018 MET dataset is availble through summary statistics, MET dataset summary statistics are available at the following location MET 3rd Summary Statistics

The 2017 MET data is accessible via the Data Tool and lists the tables in grouped sections, outlined below:

  • University medical education and training
  • Prevocational medical education and training
  • Vocational medical education and training
  • International supply of medical practitioners
  • Quality, distribution and access to programs (3GA programs)

A series of summary snapshots for the current year's data is available for each of the sections collected. These can be located in the tabs at the top of the MET online data tool page.

The 2016 MET data is also now available via the Data tool.

Workforce Surveys

Workforce Surveys are provided by AHPRA on behalf of the Department to all health professionals as part of their yearly re-registration. Each survey is slightly different and is tailored to obtain data specific to that profession.

For your reference a copy of each survey is available via the Resources tab on the workforce Data website.

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Health Workforce Data Tool

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In addition to the User Guide, the Department will also provide further assistance to users of the Health Workforce data tool in the form of tailored metadata guides for accessing information specific to each profession in the near future.

For further information please email the Department via healthworkforcedata@health.gov.au.