General Practice Statistics
This section of the website contains information on General Practice Statistics.
GP Workforce Statistics – 1984-85 to 2011-12The headcount figures include only those practitioners who provided at least one service and had at least one claim for service processed within the year. Figures (especially the headcount figures) will differ from those published prior to 2007-08 as a result of methodology changes, specifically:
- changes to the definition of an ‘active GP’ (the methodology for calculating headcount figures); and
- the use of a standardised imputation methodology for missing demographic information.
Excel format: GP Workforce Statistics (Excel 387 KB)
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PDF format: GP Workforce Statistics (PDF 13621 KB)
Further information about these and related statistics are available from the Director, Costing and Information Analysis Section, Medicare Financing and Analysis Section or via email.
- Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC)
- General Practice After Hours Program
- GP and allied health professional asthma and respiratory education program
- Australian General Practice Training program
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