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 28 April 2011 to 31 October 2017

Geographical coverage

National and state

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Data cubes
  • Summary tables published in electronic form;
  • Statistics

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.


  • Admin data
  • Survey

External links and information 

Note these DSS refer to the AIHW processed versions and are out of date but contain some useful background information.



Registered health professional—hours worked in public sector, total hours NNN


[email protected]

[email protected]