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Medical professionals in Australia in 2014

dash crowd of medical practitioners


medical practitioners were registered in Australia in 2014, with 85,510 employed medical practitioners. This compares to 79,653 employed in 2012, an increase of 7.4%.

dash 2 in 5 medical practitioners are women PNG

Almost 2 in 5

employed medical practitioners were women (39.4%). This is a slight increase from 2012 (37.9%).

dash 1 in 4 medical practitioners aged 55 or older PNG

About 1 in 4

employed medical practitioners were aged 55 or older (26.9%). This is generally the same as in 2012 (26.6%).

dash medical practitioners male/female hours worked per week PNG

42.5 hours

per week were worked, on average, by medical practitioners: men worked an average of 45.1 hours and women 38.6 hours. In 2012, men worked 45.3 hours while women worked 38.3 hours.

dash 95.3% of medical practitioners work in a clinical role PNG


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

dash 3,477 medical undergraduates commenced in 2013 PNG


domestic students commenced medical undergraduate training in Australia in 2014. This is an extra 344 students compared to 2013.

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