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released: 23 Apr 2009 author: AIHW media release

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health labour force statistics and data quality assessment provides comprehensive data on the Indigenous health labour force. Data are drawn from censuses, surveys and administrative data sources. The report presents information on Indigenous medical practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers and those studying health. The report also assesses the quality of Indigenous labour force data. It provides a useful resource for policy makers, administrators and researchers interested in the Indigenous labour force.

ISBN 978 1 74024 909 6; Cat. no. IHW 27; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
      • Symbols used in the tables
    • Executive summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Indigenous people in the health workforce
      • 1.3 Indicators of data quality
      • 1.4 Other data issues
      • 1.5 Structure of the report
    2. Sources of data
    3. Medical practitioners
      • 3.1 Census
      • 3.2 Medical Labour Force Survey
      • 3.3 Data quality
    4. Nurses
      • 4.1 Census
      • 4.2 Nursing and Midwifery Labour Force Survey
      • 4.3 Data quality
    5. Aboriginal Health Workers
      • 5.1 Census
      • 5.2 Data quality
    6. Training and qualifications
      • 6.1 Vocational education and training
      • 6.2 Higher education
      • 6.3 Health qualifications
      • 6.4 Data quality
    7. Conclusions
      • Data quality
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Detailed tables
      • Summary tables
      • Medical practitioners
      • Nurses
      • Aboriginal Health Workers
      • Education and training
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health labour force statistics and data quality assessment. Cat. no. IHW 27. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468240>.