Report paints picture of the average GP

THE number of GPs in Australia has remained “relatively steady” over the past decade, according to the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The Medical Workforce 2014 report found a decrease of only two GPs per 100,000 population in Australia between 2004 and 2014, from 113 per 100,000 population in 2007 and 2009 to 111 per 100,000 population in 2014. 

The annual AIHW survey uses AHPRA data to examine the demographic and employment characteristics of registered Australian medical practitioners, creating a snapshot of GPs in the process