Nursing and midwifery workforce 2014 (AIHW)

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2014 a web report by the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, outlines the workforce characteristics of nurses and midwives in 2014. The total number of all nurses and midwives registered in Australia increased from 330,680 in 2011 to 352,838 in 2014 (6.7%).

In 2014, 91.7% of all registered nurses and midwives were in the nursing and midwifery workforce (323,711). Of these, 9,110 were looking for work in nursing and midwifery, up from 8,151 in 2013. In 2014 the overall supply of employed nurses and midwives was 1,134 full-time equivalents or FTEs for every 100,000 people. This compares with the figure of 1,107 FTEs per 100,000 in 2011. In 2011 and 2014, there were more employed nurses and midwives in the 50-54 year age group than any other age group. The proportion aged 50 and over grew from 38.3% to 39.4%.

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