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Table 1 Key national data sets/sources

From: How evidence-based workforce planning in Australia is informing policy development in the retention and distribution of the health workforce

Variable Data source
Doctors
Workforce headcount/demographics AIHW medical labour force survey
Graduates Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
Fellows Medical colleges
Immigration Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Demand Hospital separation statistics
Medicare utilisation statistics
Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society
Nurses
Workforce headcount/demographics AIHW nursing and midwifery labour force survey
Graduates Department of Education (for registered nurses) and NCVER (for enrolled nurses)
Immigration Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Demand Hospital separation statistics
Community care places
Residential high care places
Home and community care data
Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society
Midwives
Workforce headcount/demographics AIHW nursing and midwifery labour force survey
Graduates Department of Education
Immigration Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Demand ABS Australian population projections series B
  1. ABS, Australian Bureau of Statistics; AIHW, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; NCVER, National Centre for Vocational Education Research.