Summary Statistics, Nursing and Midwifery Professions

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 / Division * 2016 2017 2018 2019
Registered Nurse 236,931 245,269 254,650 265,335
Enrolled Nurse only 51,454 51,478 52,944 53,219
Dual Registration 23,377 22,568 22,135 21,656
Midwife only 3,402 3,807 4,241 4,731
Total 315,164 323,122 333,970 344,941

* Based on single headcount

Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

Profession / Division Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
Registered Nurse # 286,916 255,522.9 43.4 33.8
Enrolled Nurse # 53,219 44,219.3 45.3 31.6
Midwife # 26,387 23,396.6 47.3 33.7
Total * 344,941 303,722.6 43.6 33.5

# Based on hours worked

* Based on single headcount

State and Territory, Registered and Employed in Australia, 2019

State/Territory Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
NSW 95,806 87,631.9 43.9 34.8
VIC 94,129 79,922.4 42.9 32.3
QLD 72,064 63,988.1 43.5 33.7
SA 29,816 25,051.3 44.8 31.9
WA 34,241 29,860.0 44.1 33.1
TAS 8,551 7,363.7 44.1 32.7
ACT 5,859 5,437.0 42.2 35.3
NT 4,343 4,336.3 42.4 37.9
Unknown 132 131.9 _ _
Total 344,941 303,722.6 43.6 33.5

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

MMM Headcount Total FTE Average Age Average Total Hours
MMM1 250,470 220,666.3 42.9 33.5
MMM2 34,379 30,221.2 44.2 33.4
MMM3 27,289 24,024.6 45.6 33.5
MMM4 12,790 10,898.3 47.2 32.4
MMM5 13,263 11,195.6 48.6 32.1
MMM6 3,997 3,838.9 44.4 36.5
MMM7 2,641 2,764.1 47.3 39.8
Unknown 112 113.6 _ _
Total 344,941 303,722.6 43.6 33.5