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Medical professionals in Australia in 2015

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medical practitioners were registered in Australia in 2015, with 88,040 employed medical practitioners. This compares to 79,653 employed in medicine in 2012, an increase of 3.4% per year on average from 2012 to 2015.

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2 in 5

employed medical practitioners were women (40.1%). This is a slight increase from 2012 (37.9%).

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About 1 in 4

employed medical practitioners were aged 55 or older (27.2%). This is slightly higher than 2012 (26.6%).

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42.4 hours

per week were worked, on average, by medical practitioners: men worked an average of 44.9 hours and women 38.6 hours. In 2012, men worked 45.3 hours while women worked 38.3 hours.

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of all employed medical practitioners worked in a clinical role. This is a slight increase from 2012 when 94.5% worked in a clinical role.

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domestic students commenced medical undergraduate training in Australia in 2015. This is an extra 175 students compared to 2012, and an average annual growth rate of 1.9% from 2012 to 2015.

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The work survey data were provided by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.