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Table 2 Country or region of birth (selected) of medical practitioners by state or territory, 2011 (excluding those for whom country of birth is unknown)

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

Country or region of birth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia
Australia 48.7% 45.3% 48.1% 50.9% 49.3% 51.9% 49.4% 38.7%
Total born overseas 51.3% 54.7% 51.9% 49.1% 50.7% 48.1% 50.6% 61.3%
  South Asia 15.4% 12.6% 13.1% 11.1% 11.9% 12.8% 11.2% 9.9%
  Southeast Asia 8.7% 9.2% 8.3% 6.4% 12.8% 3.8% 10.4% 12.2%
  United Kingdom and Ireland 8.8% 7.7% 8.8% 10.0% 8.7% 11.6% 7.4% 16.0%
  Northeast Asia 3.9% 6.4% 1.6% 2.7% 2.4% 1.2% 4.5% 2.3%
  North Africa and the Middle East 2.0% 4.9% 1.2% 2.9% 2.5% 3.4% 4.4% 2.5%
  Sub-Saharan Africa 4.1% 3.9% 6.5% 5.7% 3.3% 5.6% 3.1% 9.1%
  New Zealand 2.6% 1.9% 3.2% 2.9% 1.7% 2.1% 1.9% 2.5%
  Other countries 5.8% 8.2% 9.1% 7.5% 7.4% 7.5% 7.6% 6.8%