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National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-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 term395132
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this term

Indigenous Australians in the health workforce.

Sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 QS Health, Retired 12/03/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—occupation (main), code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Number of people employed in those codes that equate to health occupations, as defined in the Health and community services labour force publication (AIHW, 2006)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Denominator:Help on this termTotal health workforce
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—occupation (main), code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Number of people employed in those codes that equate to health occupations, as defined in the Health and community services labour force publication (AIHW, 2006)
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
The first character of the 5 digit ASGC code is the state/territory identifier
Data Element / Data SetPerson—occupation (main), code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Comments:Help on this term

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.

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 SourceABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

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

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

Reference documents:Help on this term

Health and community services labour force publication (AIHW, 2006): http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10677

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011, Indigenous, Archived 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 64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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