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In 2014, there were 1,120 registered oral health therapists, 92% of whom were employed in the oral health therapy field.


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9 in 10

(87%) of employed oral health therapists were women, about the same as in 2012 (85%).


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Very few

(3%) were aged 55 or older, a slight increase from 2% in 2012.


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Almost all

(98%) of employed oral health therapists worked in a clinical role, an increase from 95% in 2012


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34.6 hours

was the average number of hours worked weekly by oral health therapists, an increase from 33.7 in 2012


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FTE per 100,000 population was 4.0

an increase from 2.6 in 2012.


Source: AIHW National Health Workforce Data Set.

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