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Table 5 Midwifery and nursing professional 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 midwifery and nursing professionals in Australia LMIC-born midwifery and nursing professionals who arrived in Australia from 2001 to 2011 Number of midwifery and nursing professionals in LMICs Number of midwifery and nursing professionals in LMICs per 10,000 population (Australia: 95.9 per 10,000 population) LMIC-born professionals in Australia as a percentage of those in home country
Fiji 1,733 409 1,660 19.8 104.4%
India 6,200 5,164 1,430,555 13.0 0.4%
Nepal 1,088 984 11,825 4.6 9.2%
Samoa 274 51 173 9.4 158.4%
Sierra Leone 130 118 991 1.7 13.1%
Sri Lanka 746 166 40,678 19.3 1.8%
Zimbabwe 2,053 1,766 9,357 7.2 21.9%
  1. Low- and middle-income country data from WHO (most recent year available). LMIC, low- and middle-income country.