The state of the pharmacy workforce in 10 key numbers

As of 30 September 2017 there are:

  1. 30,458 registered pharmacists
  2. 61.9% of registered pharmacists are female (18,850)
  3. There are 1110 non-practising pharmacists
  4. 30.5% of pharmacists (9295) have NSW as their primary place of practice
  5. 0.74% of pharmacists (226) have Northern Territory as their primary place of practice
  6. 135 registered pharmacists are aged 80 years and over (79 of these hold general registration, while 56 are non practising)
  7. 16,772 pharmacists are aged between 25 and 39 years
  8. 1,955 are aged under 25 years. Of these, 897 hold provisional registration
  9. There are slightly more pharmacists aged 55-59 than there are aged 50-54 (1795 compared to 1793)
  10. Aside from the slight blip above, there is an incremental decrease in numbers in each age bracket from the peak pharmacist population – the 30-34 years age group (with 6185 registered members)

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