AHWACAustralian Health Workforce Advisory Committee
AHWACAboriginal Health and Wellness Advisory Committee (Canada)
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The Australian Nursing Workforce- An Overview of Workforce Planning, AHWAC Report 2004.2, Sydney.
As women are more likely to work part time than men (ABS 2006a, AHWAC 2006, AIHW 2000, Anderson et al 2005, Johansson 1999, NSW Health 2003, Tasmanian DHHS 2003, Queensland Health 2005), the mostly female physiotherapy workforce is limited in its ability to meet demand.
The longer hours worked by generation X and Y females and increasing numbers of physiotherapy students (AHWAC 2006, AIHW 2000, Tasmanian DHHS 2003) will also assist in overcoming the shortages created by the retirement of older, part time physiotherapists.
While mature age students can help to relieve some of the current workforce shortages their likely shorter career spans, and decreased working hours per week (AHWAC 2004) will intensify the shortages predicted in the next decade (Drury et al 2008; Crowley and West 2002).
Within the Australian health care system, a 40,000 deficit nursing supply is predicted by the year 2010, and the supply of nursing graduates over recent years, as well as future estimates, have not and will not be able to meet demand (DEST 2002; AHWAC 2004).