The supply of employed medical practitioners increased between 2005 and 2009, from 323 to 350 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population, based on a 40-hour week. The increase reflected a 20.7% rise in practitioner numbers. The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 36% of practitioners in 2009 compared to 33% in 2005. The average hours worked by medical practitioners declined from 43.7 to 42.2 hours.
ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-193-6; Cat. no. AUS 138; 7pp.; Internet Only
Publication table of contents
- Demographic characteristics
- Work characteristics
- Regional distribution
- Indigenous participation in the medical workforce
- Data sources
- Further information
- Verso page
AIHW 2011. Medical labour force 2009. AIHW bulletin no. 89. Cat. no. AUS 138. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 9 December 2013 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419680>.