Australia: Nurses per 1,000 people

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 Australia

Nurses per 1,000 people

 Latest value 12.26
 Year 2020
 Measure nurses per 1,000 people
 Data availability 1980 - 2020
 Average 10.77
 Min - Max 9.55 - 12.26
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for Australia from 1980 to 2020. The average value for Australia during that period was 10.77 nurses per 1,000 people with a minimum of 9.55 nurses per 1,000 people in 1985 and a maximum of 12.26 nurses per 1,000 people in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 12.26 nurses per 1,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 25 countries is 8.71 nurses per 1,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Australia - Nurses per 1,000 people - recent values

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Australia - Nurses per 1,000 people - historical chart - 1980-2020




Definition: Number of professional and associate professional nurses per 1,000 residents of the country.


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