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Table 1 Average age and proportion of nurses in young age groups

From: Is there a crisis in nursing retention in New South Wales?

  Total working nurses RNs only
Year Number working Average age % aged <25 % aged 25–29 Number working Average age % aged <25 % aged 25–29
1993 40762 38.75 6.76 12.30 33200 39.45 6.30 11.12
1994 47946 39.35 4.99 10.66 40296 40.01 4.19 9.51
1995 50793 39.72 5.17 10.62 43116 40.29 4.44 9.85
1996 51497 40.08 4.95 10.72 44025 40.62 4.39 10.16
1997 53076 40.38 5.02 10.51 44735 40.91 4.48 10.08
1998 - - - - - - - -
1999 53376 41.80 3.10 9.67 45100 42.25 2.76 9.34
2000 54648 42.16 2.86 9.63 46249 42.54 2.63 9.47
  1. Notes: The samples exclude nurses who do not report their age; this group forms less than 5% of the sample.