This section presents information on the numbers of full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff:
In the data visualisation below, you can explore information on the staff working in public hospitals for 2020–21 and private hospitals for 2016–17, including details on the numbers of full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff.
All data in these visualisations are available for download in the Data & downloads section of the MyHospitals website.
These column graphs show the average full-time equivalent staff for public hospitals in 2019–20. Data is presented by type of staff. National data is available. For public hospitals in 2019–20, nurses made up 42% of staff.
Between 2019–20 and 2020–21:
In 2016–17 (most recent available data):
Data about public hospital staff and salaries can be found in the Hospital resources 2020–21 data tables
More information about the data, including Appendixes and caveat information, is available in the Info & Downloads area of the MyHospitals site.
Definitions of the terms used in this section are available in the Glossary.
The staffing mix in private hospitals is different from that in public hospitals. This is because most medical services are provided by visiting medical specialists (who are not hospital employees), and the range of services provided is different.
The most recent data available for private hospitals and private free-standing day hospital facilities is for 2016–17, based on the Private Health Establishments Collection (PHEC) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The PHEC data were discontinued after the 2016–17 reference period and therefore data for 2017–18 onwards are not available.
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