ANZSCO 4115

Indigenous Health Workers

EMPLOYED

1,200

PART-TIME SHARE

0%

FEMALE SHARE

0%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,398

MEDIAN AGE

44

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

0

Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

  • Maintaining health records and statistics
  • Acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • Providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • Providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • Providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
  • Providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Indigenous Health Workers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 100% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,398 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $35 $43

    Industries

    Indigenous Health Workers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    5.8%

    Victoria

    24.0%

    Queensland

    14.1%

    South Australia

    5.5%

    Tasmania

    5.5%

    Northern Territory

    16.5%

    Australian Capital Territory

    5.5%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Indigenous Health Workers All Occupations
    Median age 44 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 0% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Indigenous Health Workers
    15–19 5.2 1.6
    20–24 9.1 7.2
    25–34 22.7 24.0
    35–44 22.3 20.8
    45–54 20.4 22.6
    55–59 8.8 11.8
    60–64 6.5 6.7
    65 and Over 4.9 5.3

    Education

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    • Your Career to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Indigenous Health Workers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 4.7
    Bachelor degree 23.2 8.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 21.0
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 37.4
    Year 12 15.9 9.1
    Year 11 4.0 3.8
    Year 10 and below 9.7 9.7
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