Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.6.2–Net growth in health workforce, 2020
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||AHPF PI 2.6.2–Net growth in health workforce, 2020|
Full-time equivalent (FTE) employed health practitioners per 100,000 population (for the professions of medical practitioners, nurses/midwives, dental practitioners and allied health practitioners).
|Indicator set:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2020|
Health, Standard 13/10/2021
Collection and usage attributes
For this indicator, the workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in Australia in the profession. This excludes those who are registered in the profession but are retired from regular work, working outside the profession, working in the profession but on extended leave of 3 months or more or working outside Australia.
FTE number = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.
For the purpose of this indicator, a full-time working week has been defined as 40 hours for medical practitioners and as 38 hours for all other practitioners.
Dental practitioners include dentists and allied dental practitioners (dental therapists, dental prosthetists, dental hygienists and oral health therapists).
Allied health practitioners comprise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists.
100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
FTE number in the workforce in the reference year
|Numerator data elements:|
Australian population in the reference year
|Denominator data elements:|
2008–2018—State and territory by profession for the following professions:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2020 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2018.
The 2018 workforce data was sourced from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Status of the calculation of full-time equivalent employed health practitioner rate for professions is:
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||6. Efficiency & Sustainability|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Health Performance Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source and reference attributes
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12–Waiting times for GPs, 2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12–Waiting times for GPs, 2022
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33–Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2020
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