National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010|
Indigenous Australians in the health workforce.
Sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Indigenous, Standard 11/09/2012
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 QS Health, Retired 12/03/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
Calculation excludes 'Not stated' responses to the Indigenous status question.
The scope of the health workforce for this indicator is those employed in health occupations. Those occupations that are defined as health occupations are detailed in the AIHW's Health and community services labour force publication.
Occupation groupings are medical practitioners, medical imaging workers, dental workers, nursing workers, pharmacists, allied health workers, complementary health workers and other health workers.
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total health workforce|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by occupation grouping.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by occupation grouping.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2006.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Effectiveness|
Efficiency & Sustainability
Data source attributes
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Every 5 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
As the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme data become available, information on all 11 professions covered by that scheme (medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, optometry, osteopathy, occupational therapists, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, chiropractic) will be used. From 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners and medical radiation practitioners will also be included in the scheme.
Questionnaires to collect workforce information as part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme will need to be designed carefully to ensure sufficient Indigenous status responses are collected.
|Other issues caveats:|
Occupation groupings are medical practitioners, medical imaging workers, dental workers, nursing workers, pharmacists, allied health workers, complementary therapists and other health workers.
Indicators P64a and P64b present complementary information about the Indigenous workforce drawing from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) health labour force surveys and state and territory registration board data (P64a) and ABS Census data (P64b).
Source and reference attributes
Health and community services labour force publication (AIHW, 2006): http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10677
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011
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