General Practice Statistics

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Page last updated: 11 December 2015

GP Workforce Statistics – 2004-05 to 2014-15’

The headcount figures include only those practitioners who provided at least one service and had at least one claim for service processed within the year. Figures will differ from those published prior to 2014-15 as a result of methodology changes.

Details about the changes are provided in both ‘Excel version: GP Workforce Statistics’ and ‘PDF version: GP Workforce Statistics’.

As part of the Health and Ageing 2009-10 Budget Measure- Confronting the Rural Health Challenge the Government announced that from 1 July 2009, the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) system will be replaced by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) system. The ASGC-RA was developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, uses 2006 Census data, and is widely used by Commonwealth and state agencies.

Excel version: GP Workforce Statistics (Excel 275 KB)

The Department of Health has made every effort to ensure that the Microsoft Excel version of the above document meets accessibility requirements. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the information contained within this document, please email the MBS Statistic inbox to arrange for an alternative format to be provided to you.

PDF version: GP Workforce Statistics (PDF 356 KB)

Further information about these and related statistics are available from the Director, Costing and Information Analysis Section, MBS Analytics Section.