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Naturopaths

EMPLOYED

2,400

PART-TIME SHARE

64%

FEMALE SHARE

87%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

47

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Naturopaths treat internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances through treatment of the whole person using natural therapies.

  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Develops and implements treatment plans
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans
  • Seeks to improve and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury
  • Naturopathic practice may include a broad array of different modalities, including manual therapy, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, herbalism, acupuncture, counselling and environmental medicine
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Naturopaths All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 28% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Naturopaths work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    28.9%

    Victoria

    25.1%

    Queensland

    24.3%

    South Australia

    6.3%

    Tasmania

    2.5%

    Northern Territory

    0.5%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.1%

    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 Naturopaths All Occupations
    Median age 47 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 87% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Naturopaths
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 1.0
    25–34 22.7 14.2
    35–44 22.3 26.2
    45–54 20.4 28.7
    55–59 8.8 11.0
    60–64 6.5 8.2
    65 and Over 4.9 10.8

    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 Naturopaths
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 8.2
    Bachelor degree 23.2 53.6
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 31.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 1.0
    Year 12 15.9 1.2
    Year 11 4.0 0.2
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.6
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