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Definition

Indigenous Australians in the health workforce

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce
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Denominator
Total health workforce
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Computation

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 AIHW’s Health and community services labour force 2006 publication.

Occupation groupings are medical practitioners, medical imaging workers, dental workers, nursing workers, pharmacists, allied health workers, complementary therapists and other health workers.

Calculation excludes 'not …

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Disaggregation

2008—State and territory, occupation grouping

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

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 AIHW’s Health and community services labour force 2006 publication.

Occupation groupings are medical practitioners, medical imaging workers, dental workers, nursing workers, pharmacists, allied health workers, complementary therapists and other health workers.

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

Presented as a percentage.

Numerators
Number of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce
Denominators
Total health workforce
Disaggregation

2008—State and territory, occupation grouping

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