Summary Statistics, Medical Profession

Summary tables were generated using a statistical package that uses different rounding methodologies to the Health Workforce Data Tool. Percentages and/or averages may differ slightly to those extracted from the Health Workforce Data Tool.

Registered and Employed in Australia 2016, 2019

Profession Type of Practitioner 2016 2017 2018 2019
Medical Practitioner Clinician General Practitioner * 28,352 29,455 30,066 31,102
Hospital non-specialist 9,709 10,516 10,759 12,098
Specialist 30,518 32,245 33,303 35,024
Specialist-in-training 16,158 16,334 16,916 16,526
Other clinician 1,813 1,867 2,560 2,289
Non Clinician 4,791 4,777 4,791 4,802
Total 91,341 95,194 98,395 101,841
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Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

Profession Type of Practitioner Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
Medical Practitioner Clinician General Practitioner * 31,102 29,019.2 51.0 37.3
Hospital non-specialist 12,098 14,277.2 33.1 47.2
Specialist 35,024 37,373.1 50.0 42.7
Specialist-in-training 16,526 19,165.9 33.9 46.4
Other clinician 2,289 2,207.4 45.1 38.6
Non Clinician 4,802 4,417.7 53.1 36.8
Total 101,841 106,460.6 45.7 41.8
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*General Practitioners refer to General practitioners using the NHWDS as defined in the method papers under Main job area : General practitioners in Australia: Headcount & workload methods - Summary

State and Territory, Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

State/Territory Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
NSW 31,817 33,524.4 46.6 42.1
VIC 25,684 26,613.3 45.4 41.4
QLD 21,041 22,179.0 44.9 42.2
SA 7,365 7,598.5 46.1 41.3
WA 10,276 10,601.6 45.2 41.3
TAS 2,259 2,299.6 46.4 40.7
ACT 1,965 2,093.4 45.9 42.6
NT 1,282 1,387.8 42.6 43.3
N/A 152 163.1 _ _
Total 101,841 106,460.6 45.7 41.8

Remoteness Area, Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

Remoteness Area Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
Major cities 80,529 83,968.9 45.8 41.7
Inner regional 14,165 14,714.9 45.8 41.6
Outer regional 5,654 6,100.0 44.9 43.2
Remote 915 1,031.0 44.5 45.1
Very remote 434 490.0 48.7 45.2
Unknown 144 155.8 - -
Total 101,841 106,460.6 45.7 41.8

Modified Monash Model (MMM), Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

MMM Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
MMM1 80,529 83,968.9 45.8 41.7
MMM2 9,187 9,681.3 44.5 42.2
MMM3 6,298 6,626.4 45.9 42.1
MMM4 2,258 2,371.8 47.2 42.0
MMM5 2,069 2,129.0 47.7 41.2
MMM6 903 1,015.3 44.5 45.0
MMM7 453 512.1 48.6 41.8
Unknown 144 155.8 _ _
Total 101,841 106,460.6 45.7 41.8