Report on the Audit of Health Workforce in Rural and Regional Australia

Employed Persons in Health-related occupations (ANZSCO 2006)

Page last updated: April 2008

Source: ABS Census 2006

Total

Allied Health Professionals

226,400
2500 Health Professionals, nfd*
1,010
2510 Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals, nfd*
116
2511 Dieticians
2,588
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals
10,147
2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
10,839
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists
3,585
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
4,464
2520 Health Therapy Professionals, nfd*
214
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths
3,290
2522 Complementary Health Therapists
5,306
2524 Occupational Therapists
6,838
2525 Physiotherapists
12,286
2526 Podiatrists
2,098
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists
4,948
2723 Psychologists
13,440
4110 Health and Welfare Support Workers, nfd*
683
4111 Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
9,097
4113 Diversional Therapists
4,078
4115 Indigenous Health Workers
1,010
4116 Massage Therapists
8,199
4117 Welfare Support Workers
40,297
4230 Personal Carers and Assistants, nfd*
2,097
4231 Aged and Disabled Carers
77,413
4234 Special Care Workers
2,357

Pharmacists

15,337
2515 Pharmacists
15,337

Dental Workers

29,625
2523 Dental Practitioners
9,072
4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists
5,175
4232 Dental Assistants
15,378

Medical Workers

55,060
2530 Medical Practitioners, nfd*
1,354
2531 Generalist Medical Practitioners
35,454
2532 Anaesthetists
2,728
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists
3,591
2535 Surgeons
3,903
2539 Other Medical Practitioners
5,851
2534 Psychiatrists
2,179

Nursing Workers

277,958
2540 Midwifery and Nursing Professionals, nfd*
930
2541 Midwives
12,235
2542 Nurse Educators and Researchers
3,762
2543 Nurse Managers
10,899
2544 Registered Nurses
172,564
4114 Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses
19,395
4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
58,173

Health Managers

10,807
134200 Health and Welfare Services Managers, nfd*
777
134211 Medical Administrator
1,957
134212 Nursing Clinical Director
2,344
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
0
134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers, nec**
5,729

Total (excluding Health Managers)

604,380

Total (including Health Managers)

615,187

* nfd = not further defined
** nec = not elsewhere classified