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Table 4 Medical practitioner numbers in selected low- and middle-income countries compared with numbers in Australia

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

Country LMIC-born medical practitioners in Australia LMIC-born medical practitioners who arrived in Australia between 2001 and 2011 Number of medical practitioners in LMICs Number of medical practitioners in LMICs per 10,000 population (Australia: 29.9 per 10,000 population) LMIC-born practitioners in Australia as a percentage of those in home country
Fiji 313 108 380 4.5 82.4%
India 4,534 2,796 660,801 6.0 0.7%
Nepal 104 85 5,384 2.1 1.9%
Sri Lanka 2,058 977 10,279 4.9 20.0%
Tonga 15 7 30 2.9 50.0%
Zambia 76 28 649 0.6 11.7%
Zimbabwe 291 170 2,086 1.6 14.0%
  1. Low- and middle-income country data from WHO (most recent year available) [24]. LMIC, low- and middle-income country.