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Table 1 Medical practitioners and midwifery and nursing professionals by country or region of birth, 2011

From: Foreign-born health workers in Australia: an analysis of census data

Country or region of birth Medical practitioners Percentage Midwifery and nursing professionals Percentage
Australia 32,919 47.3% 157,911 66.8%
South Asia 8,155 11.7% 8,339 3.5%
Southeast Asia 6,528 9.4% 13,291 5.6%
United Kingdom and Ireland 6,328 9.1% 23,052 9.8%
Sub-Saharan Africa 3,211 4.6% 6,719 2.8%
Northeast Asia 2,988 4.3% 6,534 2.8%
North Africa and Middle East 2,655 3.8% 1,098 0.5%
Southeast and Eastern Europe 1,785 2.6% 2,540 1.1%
Western and Southern Europe 1,593 2.3% 3,773 1.6%
New Zealand 1,529 2.2% 7,335 3.1%
North America 923 1.3% 1,491 0.6%
Pacific, including Papua New Guinea 519 0.7% 2,952 1.2%
South and Central America and the Caribbean 413 0.6% 1,266 0.5%
Central Asia 120 0.2% 98 0.0%
Total with valid data 69,666 99.2% 236,399 98.8%
Not stated or inadequately described 565 0.8% 2,895 1.2%
Total 70,231   239,294