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Midwives per 1,000 people, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 18 countries was 0.38 midwives per 1,000 people. The highest value was in Australia: 0.8 midwives per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in Slovenia: 0.15 midwives per 1,000 people. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: midwives per 1,000 people; Source: OECD
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Countries Midwives per 1,000 people, 2020 Global rank Available data
Australia 0.8 1 2013 - 2020
Iceland 0.72 2 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0.56 3 2006 - 2021
Norway 0.55 4 2002 - 2021
UK 0.49 5 2000 - 2021
Czechia 0.4 6 1980 - 2020
Estonia 0.36 7 1980 - 2020
France 0.35 8 2011 - 2020
Switzerland 0.34 9 1980 - 2020
Germany 0.31 10 2000 - 2020
Lithuania 0.31 11 1991 - 2020
Italy 0.29 12 2013 - 2021
Austria 0.28 13 1980 - 2021
Japan 0.26 14 2002 - 2020
Netherlands 0.25 15 1980 - 2020
Hungary 0.23 16 1980 - 2020
Latvia 0.21 17 1985 - 2020
Slovenia 0.15 18 2003 - 2020



Definition: The number of practicing midwives per 1,000 residents of the country.

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