Eye health workforce in Australia
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a new report on 26 May 2016: Eye health workforce in Australia. This report presents the latest available data on the eye health workforce in Australia. It also provides a baseline for reporting against workforce capacity indicators.
In 2011, the latest year for which data was available for most professions, there were over 800 ophthalmologists, around 4,000 optometrists and over 6,000 allied ophthalmic personnel (orthoptists, optical dispensers, optical mechanics, orientation and mobility specialists and occupational therapists specialising in eye health) in the eye health workforce.