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.

Six interactive figures showing data related to psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses employed in mental health to 2018. Figure 1 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number of psychiatrists by sex and age group from 2014 to 2018. Psychiatrists aged 45–54 years accounted for the largest proportion of psychiatrists in 2018 with 586 male and 499 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 2018. The Northern Territory had the highest average clinical hours worked per week (37.5) compared to 32.4 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 2018. Nurses aged 55–64 years accounted for the largest proportion of nurses in 2018 with 1,904 male and 4,144 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 2018. Western Australia had the highest clinical FTE rate (94.3) compared to 81.1 in Australia. Figure 5 is a stacked vertical bar chart showing the number of psychologists by sex and age group from 2014 to 2018. Psychologists aged 35–44 years accounted for the largest proportion of psychologists in 2018 with 1,281 male and 6,487 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 2018. The Australian Capital Territory had the highest FTE rate (163.5) compared to 92.3 in Australia.

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