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Table 2 Growth of the NSW nursing workforce by premises

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

  1994 2000 Growth 2000-1994
Premises Number working Prop. private Number working Prop. private Public 00/94 Private 00/94 Total 00/94
All nurses        
hospital 30332 0.16 34816 0.18 1.11 1.33 1.15
nursing homes 8428 0.62 8485 0.45 1.46 0.73 1.01
community health 3100 0.00 4744 0.07 1.42   1.53
develop. disability service 1446 0.00 1548 0.04 1.03   1.07
doctor's room 1224 1.00 1497 1.00   1.22 1.22
private nursing practice 425 1.00 517 1.00   1.22 1.22
Other 5534 0.42 3753 0.34 0.76 0.56 0.68
Total 50489 0.28 55360 0.25 1.14 1.00 1.10
RNs        
hospital 25225 0.16 29195 0.19 1.11 1.40 1.16
nursing homes 5878 0.68 6225 0.48 1.70 0.75 1.06
community health 2914 0.00 4355 0.07 1.40   1.50
develop. disability service 1052 0.00 1116 0.04 1.02   1.06
doctor's room 1089 1.00 1329 1.00   1.22 1.22
private nursing practice 388 1.00 431 1.00   1.11 1.11
Other 4655 0.42 3170 0.34 0.77 0.55 0.68
Total 41201 0.28 45821 0.25 1.14 1.03 1.11
Enrolled        
hospital 5107 0.17 5621 0.17 1.11 1.04 1.10
nursing homes 2550 0.50 2260 0.39 1.10 0.68 0.89
community health 186 0.00 389 0.11 1.86   2.09
develop. disability service 394 0.00 432 0.04 1.06   1.10
doctor's room 135 1.00 168 1.00   1.24 1.24
private nursing practice 37 1.00 86 1.00   2.32 2.32
Other 879 0.38 583 0.34 0.71 0.59 0.66
Total 9288 0.29 9539 0.24 1.09 0.86 1.03
  1. Notes: Observations with missing premises are excluded. RNs working as enrolled nurses are included in the enrolled. Nursing homes include hostels and hospices. The other category includes: schools, day procedures, various companies, prisons and the defense forces.