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Acupuncturists

EMPLOYED

1,400

PART-TIME SHARE

59%

FEMALE SHARE

57%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

49

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using acupuncture
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Acupuncturists All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 31% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 40 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Acupuncturists work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    33.2%

    Victoria

    21.2%

    Queensland

    30.0%

    South Australia

    6.0%

    Tasmania

    1.4%

    Northern Territory

    0.2%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.5%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Acupuncturists All Occupations
    Median age 49 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 57% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Acupuncturists
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 0.2
    25–34 22.7 8.8
    35–44 22.3 25.0
    45–54 20.4 32.9
    55–59 8.8 12.0
    60–64 6.5 10.5
    65 and Over 4.9 11.0

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Acupuncturists
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 22.7
    Bachelor degree 23.2 59.0
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 11.9
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 0.0
    Year 12 15.9 1.5
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.2
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