The NHWDS is a combination of registration and survey data collected through the registration renewal process for registered health practitioners.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from May 2011 to 31 October 2017

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • publications
  • Department of Health data tool
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding

Data scope

Registered Health practitioners in these professions: nurse, midwife, chiropractor, dental practitioner, medical practitioner, osteopath, optometrist, pharmacist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, medical radiation practitioner, Chinese medicine practitioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.


Combined registration and survey data taken at time of registration renewal

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 


Health Workforce Data at the Department of Health.