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Definition

Full time equivalent employed health practitioner rate (for the professions of medical practitioners, nurses/midwives, dental practitioners and allied health 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 from regular work, 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 …

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Disaggregation

2010 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners (resupplied for updated Estimated Resident Population (ERP))

2011 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • nursing and midwifery (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • dental practitioners (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • allied health practitioners

2012 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners
  • nursing and midwifery
  • dental practitioners
  • allied health practitioners
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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 from regular work, 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, nurses and midwives, and allied health practitioners.

Allied health practitioners comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medical practitioners, chiropractors, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists.

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

Australian population in the reference year

Disaggregation

2010 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners (resupplied for updated Estimated Resident Population (ERP))

2011 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • nursing and midwifery (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • dental practitioners (resupplied for updated ERP)
  • allied health practitioners

2012 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:

  • medical practitioners
  • nursing and midwifery
  • dental practitioners
  • allied health practitioners

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