The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released two reports about important segments of the allied health labour force in Australia - podiatrists and physiotherapists.
Drawing from a number of sources, including AIHW surveys, figures from the professions' registration boards, and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force and census data, these reports describe various aspects of the two professions including some demographic and work characteristics of people employed in the podiatry and physiotherapy professions.
Some of the findings from the Physiotherapy labour force 2002 report were:
Findings from Podiatry labour force 2003 include:
Ms Glenice Taylor, Head of the AIHW's Labour Force Unit said the reports follow two others released recently about the allied health professions of psychologists and occupational therapists. She added that 'The AIHW is keen to do further work in the area of allied health.'
10 August 2006
Further information: Glenice Taylor, AIHW, tel. 02 6244 1153, mob. 0418 271 395
For media copies of the report: Publications Officer, AIHW, tel. 61 2 6244 1032.
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