General Practice Workforce providing Primary Care services in Australia


The Department of Health manages workforce data collections which describe the characteristics of the general practice workforce providing primary care services.

Statistics are presented by State and Territory and Remoteness Area. More detailed statistics by patient age group or the sex of the general practitioner are available for select statistics.

For background information on how the metrics are calculated, Method papers for counting General Practitioners delivering primary care services.

Annual Statistics Coverage

  • Number of GPs providing primary care services
  • Number of services by GPs providing primary care services
  • GP Full Time Equivalent

Please note: Statistics are produced using new health workforce specific data methods. The statistics presented here are different from the methods used to produce the General Practice Statistics previously published by the Department.