8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/07/2011  First Issue
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At the end of June 2010, there were 18,957 registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care services employed or working on contract in specialist medical businesses. Registered specialist practitioners accounted for 9,249 or 48.8% of this total. Of the total registered specialists 77.9% were male and 68.9% of total registered specialists were aged 46 years or more.

A further 9,709 registered practitioners and other professionals providing direct health care worked in specialist medical businesses, but in contrast to specialist practitioners, 76.4% of these were female and 52% total other health practitioners and professionals were less than 46 years of age.

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