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Definition

Net growth in the health workforce (for the professions of medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives)

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year
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Denominator
Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the year prior to the reference year
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Computation

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.

FTE = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.

The standard working week for medical practitioners is 40 hours, …

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

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.

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 working week for nurses/midwives and dentists is 38 hours.

Numerators
Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year
Denominators
Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the year prior to the reference year

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