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This section presents information on the numbers of full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff:
In the data visualisation below you can explore information on the staff working in public hospitals for 2017–18 and private hospitals for 2016–17, including details on the numbers of full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff.
Between 2016–17 and 2017–18:
Average salaries in public hospitals
Between 2013–14 and 2017–18:
In 2016–17 (most recent available data):
More information on services provided to admitted patients, Appendixes and caveat information is available in the Hospital resources 2017–18 report and Data tables.
Definitions of the terms used in this section are available in the Glossary.
The staffing mix in private hospitals is different from that in public hospitals. This is because most medical services are provided by visiting medical specialists (who are not hospital employees), and the range of services provided is different.
The most recent data available for private hospitals and private free-standing day hospital facilities is for 2016–17, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the Private Health Establishments Collection (PHEC).
The PHEC data were discontinued after the 2016–17 reference period and therefore data for 2017–18 are not available.
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