The number of people working as Registered Nurses (Community Health) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 9,500 in 2011 to 11,000 in 2016.
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Location: Registered Nurses (Community Health) work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.
- Full-time: Around half work full-time (48%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (62%).
- Gender: 92% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business talks with employers who have tried to fill vacancies. Find out more in the latest report on Registered Nurses.