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Table 1 Geographical distribution* of Audiologists (Auds), Speech Therapists (STs) and Speech Therapists and Audiologists (Aud-STs) in South African provinces

From: Sustainable workforce: South African Audiologists and Speech Therapists

Category Audiologist Speech Therapists Aud-STs Total workforce per province Percentage of total population Audiologists and Speech Therapists per 10 000 population
Gauteng 184 315 893 1392 25.3 0.97
KwaZulu-Natal 225 239 130 594 19.6 0.53
Mpumalanga 32 38 85 155 7.9 0.35
Western Cape 105 374 193 672 11.5 1.03
Limpopo 17 12 98 127 10.2 0.22
Eastern Cape 31 45 47 123 11.5 0.19
North West 9 13 34 56 6.8 0.15
Free State 8 28 36 72 5.1 0.25
Northern Cape 9 22 11 42 2.1 0.35
Total 620 1086 1527 3233 100 0.57
  1. *Excluding 33 Foreign registered professionals