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 444 other health care businesses/organisations operating in Australia. These businesses/organisations:

  • operated from 1,478 locations;
  • employed or contracted 7,901 registered health practitioners and other staff providing health care;
  • generated income of $1.7b during the 2009-10 financial year;
  • incurred expenses of $1.5b in the same period;
  • generated operating profit before tax of $201.1m; and
  • generated industry value added of $833.7m.

Persons working

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%.

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