1146.0 - Directory of Service Industries Statistics, 2002  
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Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services, Australia (cat. no. 8550.0)


To provide key measures on the performance of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic services industry. To identify the nature and structure of the industry/activity in terms of employment, income, costs and its contribution to the Australian economy.


The collection was two surveys of private sector practitioners and businesses involved in the provision of chiropractic and osteopathic services.

The first survey was a sample of private practice chiropractors and osteopaths. The sample was selected from the Medibank provider file in March 1998.

The businesses included in the second survey were identified from the responses to the first survey in which chiropractors and osteopaths were asked to provide details about the chiropractic and osteopathic businesses for which they work and any administrative service companies/trusts providing support services to the chiropractic or osteopathic businesses.

In terms of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), businesses whose main activity is the provision of chiropractic and osteopathic services are classified to Class 8636 Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services.


Published data reflects a range of standard outputs including:

  • sources of income
  • items of expenditure
  • characteristics of employment
  • selected statistics by practice size
  • selected performance ratios
  • activity data on chiropractors and osteopaths including age, male/female employment breakdown and number of consultations

The tables contain data at the Australia level with State tables showing:
  • number of practices
  • number of locations
  • total employment
  • employment breakdown by male/female for chiropractors and osteopaths
  • wages and salaries
  • total income


New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory


The Allied Health Industries Collection was conducted for the first and only time in respect of the 1997-1998 financial year. In addition to the Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services industry, the collection covered the Dental Services, Optometry and Optical Dispensing Services, Physiotherapy Services and Audiology and Audiometry Services industries.


Dental Services, Australia (cat. no. 8551.0)
Optometry and Optical Dispensing Services, Australia (cat. no. 8553.0)
Physiotherapy Services, Australia (cat. no. 8552.0)
Audiology and Audiometry Services, Australia (cat. no. 8554.0)

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