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released: 19 Aug 2011 author: AIHW media release

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

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AIHW 2011. Medical labour force 2009. AIHW bulletin no. 89. Cat. no. AUS 138. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419680>.