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 2017 Australian Department of Health Data Source Number of specialists - QLD Total number of registered specialists in QLD 2017
Number of specialists - Australia Total number of registered specialists in Australia 2017
% male/female Proportions of female and male specialists in QLD 2017
Average age Average age of QLD specialists 2017
Average weekly hours Average number of hours worked by QLD specialists in one week 2017
% over 60 years of age Proportion of QLD specialists aged 60 or over 2017
% intend to retire in 10 years Proportion of 2017 QLD specialists who indicated an intention to retire by 2027
Location Proportions of QLD specialists practicing in major cities or regionally 2017
% private and public Proportion of QLD specialists practising in private and public 2017
Medical Education and Training (MET) Report 2017 Australian Department of Health Data Source Number of new fellows - QLD Total number of Fellows admitted in 2016 or 2017 - QLD
Number of new fellows - Australia Total number of Fellows admitted in 2016 or 2017 - Australia
Trainees
Medical Education and Training (MET) Report 2017 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 2017
Number of trainees - QLD Number of accredited trainees within specialty/sub-specialty in QLD as at 2017
Proportion male/female Proportions of QLD female and male advanced trainees within specialty/sub-specialty in 2017
Number of new trainees - Australia Number of medical practitioners accepted onto an accredited training program in Australia in 2017
Number of new trainees - QLD Number of medical practitioners accepted onto an accredited training program in QLD in 2017
Trainee Trends Number of accredited trainees in Queensland 2012-2017
2017 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 2018

Data caveats:

The data published on the Medi-Nav website is collated from a number of 2016 and 2017 data sources and is correct at the time of publication.

The National Health Workforce Dataset (2017) 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 qualifications).

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.

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.