There were 107,213 persons engaged in the general practice medical industry at the end of June 2010. Of this number 61,651 or 57.5% were registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care. The remainder were administrative and support staff.
Of those providing direct health care services 51,414 persons were employed by businesses and 10,238 persons (16.6%) were working on contract. Working proprietors and partners accounted for 15,085 or 29.3% of persons employed by businesses while the remaining 36,329 or 70.7% were employees. Of all employees, 55.4% were permanent full-time, 24.4% were permanent part-time and the remaining 20.3% were casual/temporary.