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Table 4 Correlations between different workforce metrics for nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners, 2013–2015 data

From: Patterns of resident health workforce turnover and retention in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia, 2013–2015

  Annual nurse and AHP turnover Nurse and AHP annual stability Number of pay periods per year with a nurse or AHP who has remained for 2 or more years Survival probability after 12 months Median survival time Agency-employed nurse FTE ratio
Annual nurse and AHP turnover 1      
Nurse and AHP annual stability − 0.3103* 1     
Number of pay periods per year with a nurse or AHP who has remained for 2 or more years − 0.3542** 0.5427** 1    
Survival probability after 12 months − 0.5665** 0.1286 − 0.0559 1   
Median survival time − 0.4595** − 0.1432 − 0.1235 0.6732** 1  
Agency-employed nurse FTE ratio 0.2368 − 0.1276 0.0593 0.0598 − 0.2146 1
  1. AHP Aboriginal health practitioners, FTE full-time equivalent
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01