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released: 26 May 2016 author: AIHW

This report presents the latest available data on the eye health workforce in Australia. It also provides a baseline for reporting against workforce capacity indicators. In 2011, the latest year for which data were available for most professions, there were over 800 ophthalmologists, around 4,000 optometrists and over 6,000 allied ophthalmic personnel (orthoptists, optical dispensers, optical mechanics, orientation and mobility specialists and occupational therapists specialising in eye health) in the eye health workforce.

ISBN 978-1-74249-932-1; Cat. no. HWL 55; 61pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
    • Key findings
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Eye health workforce
      • Structure of the report
    • 2 Data sources and methods
      • Data sources
      • Methods
    • 3 Eye health workforce
      • Overview
      • Optical dispensers
      • Optometrists
      • Ophthalmologists
      • Orthoptists
      • Optical mechanics
      • Orientation and mobility specialists
      • Occupational therapists specialising in eye health
      • Other occupations
    • 4 Eye health workforce indicators
      • Estimates for 2010
    • 5 Future data collection
      • Census
      • AIHW National Health Workforce Data Set
      • Data from professional associations and organisations employing eye health workers
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Tables for eye health workforce, 2010 to 2014
      • Appendix B: Population estimates
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Eye health workforce in Australia. Cat. no. HWL 55. Canberra: AIHW.

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