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 May 2011

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • publications
  • Department of Health data tool
  • there are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other 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.


Registration data combined with survey data taken at time of registration renewal

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 


Health workforce data on the Department of Health website


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