The number of dental practitioners registered in Australia in 2012 was 19,462, of whom 14,687 (75.5%) were dentists. The supply of employed dentists increased slightly from 55.4 to 56.9 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2011 and 2012, which reflected a 5.3% increase in dentists.
The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 36.5% of dentists in 2012 compared with 35.2% in 2011. The average hours worked each week by dentists decreased slightly from 37.3 to 37.0; and those working part time increased from 30.8% to 31.7%.
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Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- Composition of the dental workforce
- Dentist workforce
- Dental hygienist workforce
- Dental therapist workforce
- Dental prosthetist workforce
- Oral health therapist workforce
- Sources of new entrants and re-entrants to the dental workforce
- End matter
- Appendix A Data Quality Statement-National Health Workforce Data Set: dental practitioners 2012
- Appendix B Recognised dental specialties
- Appendix C Dental specialties tables
- Appendix D Number of dental practitioners registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
- Appendix E Population estimates
- List of tables
- List of figures
- List of boxes
- Related publications
Notes and corrections
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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.
- (4 Mar 2014) Supplementary tables added.
AIHW 2014. Dental workforce 2012. National health workforce series no.7. Cat. no. HWL 53. Canberra: AIHW.