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Mental Health Services In Australia

Publishing organisation: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Year of publication: 2016

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The AIHW currently has mental health care workforce data available only for psychologists, mental health nurses and psychiatrists.

The following characteristics of the psychiatry workforce are described:

  • Psychiatrists (FTE per 100,000) per jurisdiction
  • Psychiatrists (FTE per 100,000) by remoteness
  • Average hours worked per week (by jurisdiction and age)
  • Average age
  • Workforce over time (i.e. 2009–2013) (age; av. hrs/week; male/female)
  • Male/female (%)
  • Principal area of work (%)
    • Clinician
    • Administrator
    • Teacher/educator
    • Research
  • Work settings (%)
    • Private practice
    • Hospital
    • Community health.