Interactive data

The mental health workforce interactive figures provide data on psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses by states and territories and demographic information. These figures allow users to explore the data in more detail.

Seven interactive figures showing data related to psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses employed in mental health to 2019. Figure 1 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number of psychiatrists by sex and age group from 2014 to 2019. Psychiatrists aged 45–54 years accounted for the largest proportion of psychiatrists in 2019 with 615 male and 519 female psychiatrists. Figure 2 is a vertical bar chart showing the full-time-equivalent (FTE) rate (per 100,000 population), clinical FTE rate, average total hours and average clinical hours worked by psychiatrists per week for each jurisdiction in 2019. The Northern Territory had the highest average clinical hours worked per week (36.3) compared to 31.9 average hours worked in Australia. Figure 3 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number of nurses by sex and age group from 2014 to 2019. Nurses aged 55–64 years accounted for the largest proportion of nurses in 2019 with 1,857 male and 4,164 female nurses. Figure 4 is a vertical bar chart showing the FTE rate (per 100,000 population), clinical FTE rate, average total hours and average clinical hours worked per week for each jurisdiction in 2019. Western Australia had the highest clinical FTE rate (98.9) compared to 83.6 in Australia. Figure 5 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number of psychologists by sex and age group from 2014 to 2019. Psychologists aged 35–44 years accounted for the largest proportion of psychologists in 2019 with 1,321 male and 6,817 female psychologists. Figure 6 is a vertical bar chart showing the FTE rate (per 100,000 population), clinical FTE rate, average total hours and average clinical hours worked by psychologists per week for each jurisdiction in 2019. The Australian Capital Territory had the highest FTE rate (161.8) compared to 95.3 in Australia. Figure 7 is a vertical bar chart showing the per cent of employed psychiatrists, mental health nurses and psychologists by age group and sex in 2019.

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