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Definition

Net growth in health workforce (for the professions of medical practitioners 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.

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

The standard working week for medical practitioners …

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Disaggregation
2008 and 2009—State and territory, by profession, by clinician/non-clinician status
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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.

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.

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
Disaggregation
2008 and 2009—State and territory, by profession, by clinician/non-clinician status

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