Medical workforce, 2012 (AIHW)

The medical workforce is continuing to grow, with increased supply across all regions of Australia, according to an Australian Institute of Health & Welfare report.

Medical Workforce 2012, provides information on the demographic and employment characteristics of medical practitioners who were registered in Australia in 2012. It shows that in 2012, there were 91,504 medical practitioners registered in Australia.

"Between 2008 and 2012, the number of medical practitioners employed in medicine rose by just over 16% from 68,455 to 79,653," said AIHW spokesperson Teresa Dickinson.

The supply of medical practitioners across all states and territories compared to the population rose by almost 9% between 2008 and 2012, from 344 to 374 full-time equivalent medical practitioners per 100,000 people.

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