Registered dental and allied dental health professional labour force DSS
Identifying and definitional attributes
Metadata item type:
Data Set Specification
Health, Standard 10/12/2009
Data Set Specification (DSS)
All dental and allied dental health professionals listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency during the reference period. Dental and allied dental health professionals included in this DSS may be currently registered or they may be listed but not currently registered.
Collection and usage attributes
The statistical unit for this data set is the Registered dental and allied dental health professional.
A Registered dental and allied dental health professional refers to a person who is currently registered, or who has been registered, with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency as a dental or allied dental health professional at any time during the reference period.
Guide for use:
This DSS is a component of the Registered health labour force DSS. The Registered health labour force DSS contains profession-specific DSS for health professions listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Note that a health professional may be qualified and registered in more than one profession.
Within each profession-specific DSS there are data clusters that apply to health professionals employed in the profession. Main job data clusters apply to all health professionals employed in the profession. Second job data clusters relate only to those health professionals employed in more than one job in the profession. All other workforce data elements in the DSS apply to all jobs held in the profession.
National reporting arrangements
Registered health professionals provide data to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as part of their initial registration and registration renewal processes. The data includes information required for registration purposes and additional workforce data.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency provides an extract of these data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the purposes of national collation and reporting. The data in this DSS comprises demographic, registration and work characteristics information.
Periods for which data are collected and collated
Data are collated annually. The period is determined by the national registration renewal period for dental and allied dental health professionals.
Collection of workforce data
Health professionals are asked to report data for their main job, second job, and all jobs in the profession. Some health professionals may hold more than two jobs in the profession therefore data reported for main and second jobs may be less than data reported for all jobs in the profession.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
For further information regarding the national registration scheme for health professionals, please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website at http://www.ahpra.gov.au