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Table 3 Country or region of birth (selected) of midwifery and nursing professionals 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

  Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia
Australia 67.5% 66.0% 63.5% 68.3% 70.4% 81.7% 69.9% 51.7%
Total born overseas 32.5% 34.0% 36.5% 31.7% 29.6% 18.3% 30.1% 48.3%
  United Kingdom and Ireland 6.7% 7.5% 7.5% 10.2% 12.3% 9.0% 7.0% 22.8%
  Southeast Asia 5.6% 6.8% 5.0% 3.9% 3.7% 1.3% 6.5% 5.9%
  Northeast Asia 3.1% 4.2% 0.7% 1.6% 2.8% 0.5% 2.6% 1.5%
  South Asia 5.8% 3.5% 8.1% 2.5% 3.1% 1.0% 4.4% 3.2%
  Sub-Saharan Africa 4.4% 2.6% 5.2% 2.5% 1.9% 1.6% 2.4% 6.2%
  New Zealand 1.8% 2.4% 4.4% 5.9% 1.2% 1.7% 2.2% 4.1%
  Other countries 5.1% 7.0% 5.8% 5.2% 4.5% 3.2% 5.1% 4.5%