The NHWDS is a combination of registration and survey data collected through the registration renewal process for registered health practitioners.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 28 April 2011 to 31 October 2017

Geographical coverage

National  and state and territory

Data availability

  • publications
  • Department of Health data tool
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding

Data scope

Registered Health practitioners in these professions: nurse, midwife, chiropractor, dental practitioner, medical practitioner, osteopath, optometrist, pharmacist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, medical radiation practitioner, Chinese medicine practitioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.

Paramedicine added from late 2018 (to be available mid 2019).


Admin data | Survey

External links and information 


Health Workforce Data at the Department of Health.


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