Data Sources

The data published on the Medi-Nav website is collated from a number of external and internal sources. The following table outlines the data sources and definitions:

Data Sources
Name of publication Source of publication Link to source data Medi-Nav data points Data definition
Specialists
National Health Workforce Dataset 2019 Australian Department of Health Data Source Number of specialists - QLD Total number of registered specialists in QLD 2019
Number of specialists - Australia Total number of registered specialists in Australia 2019
% male/female Proportions of female and male specialists in QLD 2019
Average age Average age of QLD specialists 2019
Average weekly hours Average number of hours worked by QLD specialists in one week 2019
% over 60 years of age Proportion of QLD specialists aged 60 or over 2019
% intend to retire in 10 years Proportion of 2019 QLD specialists who indicated an intention to retire by 2029
Location Proportions of QLD specialists practicing in major cities or regionally 2019
% private and public Proportion of QLD specialists practising in private and public 2019
Medical Education and Training (MET) Report 2019 Australian Department of Health Data Source Number of new fellows - QLD Total number of Fellows admitted in 2019 - QLD
Number of new fellows - Australia Total number of Fellows admitted in 2019 - Australia
Trainees
Medical Education and Training (MET) Report 2019 and specialist medical colleges Australian Department of Health, medical specialist colleges Data Source Number of trainees - Australia Number of accredited trainees within specialty/sub-specialty across Australia as at 2019
Number of trainees - QLD Number of accredited trainees within specialty/sub-specialty in QLD as at 2019
Proportion male/female Proportions of QLD female and male advanced trainees within specialty/sub-specialty in 2019
Number of new trainees - Australia Number of medical practitioners accepted onto an accredited training program in Australia in 2019
Number of new trainees - QLD Number of medical practitioners accepted onto an accredited training program in QLD in 2019
Trainee Trends Number of accredited trainees in Queensland 2014-2019
2019 Resident Medical Officer & Registrar recruitment campaign Queensland Health Data Source PGY new trainees - QLD Postgraduate year in which the majority of trainees were selected to commence specialty training in QLD in 2019

Data caveats:

The data published on the Medi-Nav website is collated from various data sources from 2019 to 2021 and is correct at the time of publication.

The National Health Workforce Dataset (2019) is a combination of annual registration data and voluntary workforce survey conducted by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

The response rate for the voluntary workforce survey by the specialist workforce is >90%

Specialist data is sourced from the workforce survey where practitioners self-nominate the specialty in which they primarily practice (as such the data does not reflect practitioners with dual qualification).

Specialist data for General Practice is a combination of practitioners with ACRRM and RACGP Fellowship qualifications.

Trainee data for sub-specialties which was not available in the Medical Education and Training (MET) report has been sourced from the respective medical specialist colleges.

Trainee data predominately represents advanced trainees, however basic trainees are included in the total where data is available (specialties including basic trainees: anaesthetics, pain medicine, dermatology, emergency medicine, paediatric medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology)

Trainee gender proportions represent advanced trainees only.

The source of data for gender proportions reflects a binary gender framework and we acknowledge that these options are not necessarily reflective of the gender diversity of the medical workforce.

 

Training Program Selections data:

The data on this page compares the number of applicants that were selected to commence their first year of training in Queensland in 2021 to the total number of eligible applications*

The data was sourced from the relevant medical specialist college, or from selection committees coordinated by a Queensland Health pathway/network, or an individual facility.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This data reflects a point in time figure for the selection of applicants commencing the first year of an accredited training program in the 2021 clinical year.

* eligible applications are determined by selection committees according to the eligibility criteria and required documentation prescribed by the relevant medical specialist college.