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 28/4/2011 to 31/10/2017

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.

Paramedicine to be added from late 2018 (to be available mid 2019)

Methodology

  • Admin data
  • Survey

Metadata information, data quality statement (DQS)

Note these DSS refer to the AIHW processed versions and are out of date but contain some useful background information.

NHWD DQS

Note These DSS specification do not cover all of the variables and a number of changes have been made to the survey.

NHWDS DSS

Even the names of the collection are slightly different (now called Workforce rather than Labourforce). Another example is the

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

is now collected for clinical or direct client contact hours rather than total hours.

External links and information

Health workforce

Health workforce data (Department of Health)

Contact

[email protected]

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