This report outlines the workforce characteristics of nurses and midwives in 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, the number of nurses and midwives employed in nursing or midwifery increased by 7.5%, from 269,909 to 290,144. During this period, nursing and midwifery supply increased by 0.5%, from 1,117.8 to 1,123.6 full-time equivalent nurses and midwives per 100,000 population. In 2012, the proportion of employed nurses and midwives aged 50 or older was 39.1%, an increase from 35.1% in 2008.
ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-517-0; Cat. no. HWL 52; 70pp.; $13
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso page
- Body section
- Nurses and midwives at a glance
- Registered nurses and midwives in Australia
- Characteristics of nurses and midwives employed in nursing and midwifery
- Supply of nurses and midwives
- Geographic profile of employed nurses and midwives
- Midwives at a glance
- Employed midwives
- Education and training
- Nurses and midwives not employed in nursing or midwifery
- End matter
- Appendix A: Data Quality Statement: National Health Workforce Data Set: nurses and midwives 2012
- Appendix B: Number of nurses and midwives registered by the Australian Health Practitioner
- Appendix C: Population estimates
- Related publications
- List of tables
- List of figures
Notes and corrections
The current version of the publication is presented above.
Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.
- (23 Dec 2013) Supplementary tables added.
- (13 Aug 2014) Table updated as incorrect line in one table.
AIHW 2013. Nursing and midwifery workforce 2012. National health workforce series no. 6. Cat. no. HWL 52. Canberra: AIHW.