8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration
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OTHER HEALTH CARE SERVICES
There were 15,636 persons engaged in the other health care industry at the end of June 2010. Of this number 7,901 or 50.5% were registered health practitioners and other staff providing health care. Of those providing direct health care the majority (7,415) were employed by businesses/organisations. Of employed persons, 7,372 were employees of which 43.2% were permanent full-time, 40.2% were permanent part-time and the remaining 16.7% were casual/temporary.
There were 7,735 other staff engaged in the other health care industry representing almost half of total employed and contracted persons.
Income, expenses and profitability
During the 2009-10 financial year, total income of $1.7b was generated by other health care businesses/organisations.
Wages and salaries of $695.1m accounted for 47.2% of total industry expenditure of $1.5b during 2009-10.
Operating profit before tax for other health care businesses/organisations during the 2009-10 financial year was $201.1m, representing an operating profit margin of 31.9%.