ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Statistics — Information to Grow Your Business

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The dental industry is facing opportunities and challenges from a marketplace that is increasingly complex. Being able to understand and monitor the key drivers of industry profitability is an important way to support effective decision making, to that end the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) provides its members with valuable statistics on the market for dental products and services in Australia.

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Latest Releases —

Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report
The latest assessment of the market for dental products has been published, showing that the sector has enjoyed sustained growth of 5.2% p.a. over the past decade and in FY2016-17 was valued at $2.196 billion. [Read More]

2018 Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report
The latest edition of the Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report shows that in the twelve months to 30 June 2018 the number of dentists increased by 3.0% to 17,240 and that there are now some 23,093 registered dental professionals nation-wide. [Read More]

FY2018-19 Qtr1: Dental Products Business Conditions Survey
The latest survey of business confidence amongst suppliers of innovative dental products provides strong sentiment that business costs rose in the FY2018-19 first quarter with the fall of the Australian dollar playing a significant factor contributing to this outcome. [Read More]

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The data published by ADIA is drawn from a range of sources that includes Australian Government datasets, that provided by allied stakeholders associated with the provision of dental care in addition to independent analysis commissioned by ADIA and undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics,


Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report —

Acknowledged globally as the nation's most authoritative assessment of the market for dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report provides annual sales data across all key product areas and reviews changes on a yearly basis. [Read More]


ADIA Dental Products Business Conditions Survey —

This quarterly survey of Australian product suppliers reviews current conditions and future expectations across key measures including sales volumes, selling prices, business costs, wage costs, and workforce size. It provides an excellent overview of the commercial environment in which the dental industry operates. [Read More]


ADIA Practice Business Conditions Survey —

The ADIA Bite Magazine Dental Practice Business Conditions Survey is produced using feedback from individual dental practices across Australia. It reviews current business conditions and future expectations on a quarterly basis across a number of key indicators including the number of patient numbers and vacant chair time. It's a must-read for those wanting guidance on business sentiment across dental practices nation-wide. [Read More]


Dental Workforce Data —

Compiled by ADIA this statistics series reviews the size of the dental industry workforce and key demographics across the various professional groups. It provides guidance on the number of dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, and dental prosthetists by state/territory in addition to other statistics including number of hours worked and whether they are employed in the private or public sector. [Read More]


Dental Industry Red Tape Index —

Governments of all political persuasions make commitments to reducing red tape and to assess the impact of such commitments, ADIA commissioned the Australian Dental Industry Red Tape Index which is the nation's only longitudinal study on the compliance burden in the therapeutic products sector. [Read More]

This research is highly valued by ADIA members and particularly small businesses that would otherwise have limited access to information on the size of the market and current business conditions. It's all part of ADIA's commitment to support small business.

The Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report and the Australian Dental Products Business Conditions Survey reflect ADIA’s commitment to provide member businesses with the tools to plan for the growth and sustainability of their businesses, and to help create jobs in Australia’s dental industry.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. With respect to ADIA's work to provide members with current industry statistics and forecasts, the team in the ADIA national office received advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MSPC Market Statistics Projects Committee. Updates to members are provided online and at the quarterly ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work in compiling industry statistics for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at statistics@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094..

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Dental Industry News

  • Jobs And Wages Continue To Grow In The Dental Industry

    29th Aug 18

    The latest survey of business confidence shows there is sustained growth in jobs and wages within the businesses that manufacture and supply innovative dental products, reinforcing the sector's reputation as a great place to work. More

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