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National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termIndigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term395129
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Indigenous, Archived 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this term

Indigenous Australians in the health workforce (for selected professions of medical practitioners and nurses/midwives).

Sourced from the the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Health Labour Force Surveys and state and territory registration board data.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termSocial Inclusion and Indigenous Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012
Indigenous, Archived 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termThe scope of the workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered with the profession but are retired, working outside the profession, on extended leave or working outside Australia.
Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce for selected professions
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—occupation, code ANN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Note: This data element is not included in the Health Labour Force NMDS but was included in the 2006 and 2007 Medical Labour Force Surveys and the 2007 Nursing and Midwifery Labour Force Survey.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—occupation
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termTotal health workforce for selected professions
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—occupation, code ANN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—occupation
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—occupation, code ANN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—occupation
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by profession.

Available disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by profession.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (for medical and nursing/midwifery labour force survey data).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

Efficiency & Sustainability

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceState/territory health practitioner registration board data
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Initially, only medical practitioners and nurses/midwives can be reported on. 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.

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Specification: Interim

Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, the only available data will be for medical practitioners and nurses/midwives. 

Indicators P64a and P64b present complementary information about the Indigenous workforce drawing from AIHW health labour force surveys and state and territory registration board data (P64a) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data (P64b).

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011, Indigenous, Archived 31/10/2011

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