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released: 24 Jan 2014 author: AIHW media release

The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 323.2 to 355.6 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2008 and 2012, which reflected a 16.4% rise in employed practitioner numbers. Women made up 37.9% of practitioners in 2012 compared with 34.9% in 2008.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Technical notes
    • Summary
      • How many medical practitioners do we have?
      • Who are they?
      • What types of work do they do?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Medical practitioners in Australia
      • 1.2 National registration of medical practitioners
      • 1.3 Medical Workforce Survey
      • 1.4 Additional information
    • 2 Registered medical practitioners
      • 2.1 At a glance
      • 2.2 Registration type
      • 2.3 Workforce status
    • 3 Medical practitioners employed in medicine in Australia
      • 3.1 Age and sex
      • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical practitioners
      • 3.3 Field of medicine
      • 3.4 Country of initial medical qualification
      • 3.5 Employment setting and sector
      • 3.6 Working hours
    • 4 Supply of medical practitioners
      • 4.1 Overall supply
      • 4.2 Supply of employed clinicians
    • 5 Geographic profile of employed medical practitioners
      • 5.1 Remoteness areas of Australia
      • 5.2 States and territories
      • 5.3 Medical practitioners working in another regional, rural or remote location.
    • 6 Sources of new entrants and re-entrants to the medical workforce
      • 6.1 Medical practitioner training
      • 6.2 Medical practitioners not employed in medicine
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data Tables
      • Appendix B: Explanatory notes on Medical Workforce 2012 data sources
      • Appendix C: 2012 medical practitioner registration numbers from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
      • Appendix D: Additional information available from the AIHW website
      • Appendix E: Population estimates
      • Appendix F: Data Quality Statement National Health Workforce Data Set: medical practitioners 2012
    • Glossary
    • References
    •  List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

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  1. (6 Mar 2014) Supplementary tables added on additional material tab.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Medical workforce 2012. National health workforce series no. 8. Cat. no. HWL 54. Canberra: AIHW.

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