National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012
METeOR identifier:435914
Registration status:Health, Retired 25/06/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Description:

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

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Outcome area:Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Calculation excludes 'not stated' responses to the Indigenous status question.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Number of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce for selected professions.
Numerator data elements:
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 2008 Medical Labour Force Surveys and the 2008 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:Total health workforce for selected professions
Denominator data elements:
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:

2009—state and territory, by selected profession

Disaggregation data elements:
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:

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

The 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.

Number registered on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) at 1 January 2011 could possibly be supplied for the 2012 report (with caveats).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Effectiveness

Efficiency & Sustainability

Data source attributes

Data sources:
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:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013