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Definition

Full time equivalent employed health practitioner rate (for the professions of medical practitioners, nurses/midwives and dental practitioners).

Indicator Summary

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

Australian population in the reference year

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Computation

For this indicator, 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 of 3 months or more or working outside Australia.

Full time equivalent (FTE) number = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for …

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Disaggregation

2010 (medical practitioner only) and 2011 - state and territory by profession, by age group.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

For this indicator, 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 of 3 months or more or working outside Australia.

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

For the purpose of this indicator, a fulltime working week has been defined as 40 hours for medical practitioners and as 38 hours for dental practitioners and nurses and midwives.

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

Australian population in the reference year

Disaggregation

2010 (medical practitioner only) and 2011 - state and territory by profession, by age group.

References

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