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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term435911
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termNet growth in health workforce (for the professions of medical practitioners and nurses/midwives).
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termSustainability Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered in the profession but are retired, working outside the profession, on extended leave or working outside Australia.

Full time equivalent (FTE) = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.

The standard working week for medical practitioners is 40 hours and the standard for nurses and midwives is 38 hours.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term100 × ((Numerator - Denominator) ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetMedical practitioner—hours worked, total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—hours worked (in all jobs), total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
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 and C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Medical practitioner—hours worked
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—hours worked (in all jobs)
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
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
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06 and C01 to C98
Denominator:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the year prior to the reference year
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetMedical practitioner—hours worked, total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—hours worked (in all jobs), total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
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 and C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Medical practitioner—hours worked
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—hours worked (in all jobs)
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
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
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06 and C01 to C98
Disaggregation:Help on this term2008 and 2009—State and territory, by profession, by clinician/non-clinician status
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—principal role, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—principal role
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
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 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 and 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

Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2009 for medical and nursing/midwifery labour force survey data.

For the medical practitioner workforce, report net growth between 2008 and 2009.

For the nursing/midwifery workforce, report net growth between 2008 and 2009.

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 termEfficiency & 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

Specification: Interim

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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