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 — Dental workforce data

To provide businesses across the dental industry with the information necessary to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) publishes data on the dental workforce. This provides guidance on the potential demand for dental products in each state / territory and where growth opportunities may emerge.

The statistics compiled by ADIA include number of registered professionals in the workforce and key demographic information including average ages and gender. Also included are statistics on workforce patterns including the number of hours worked and whether the professional is employed in the private or public sector. Reports currently available include:

Survey Editions Available For Purchase —

Purchase Price —

ADIA Datasheet P1 - Professional Statistics Series (Dentists)
[Edition 3 - November 2012]

$0.00 Members
$27.50 Nonmember

ADIA Datasheet P1 - Professional Statistics Series (Prosthetists)
[Edition 3 - November 2012]

$0.00 Members
$27.50 Nonmember

ADIA Datasheet P1 - Professional Statistics Series (Hygienists)
Edition 3 - November 2012]

$0.00 Members
$27.50 Nonmember

These documents are updated periodically as the underpinning data becomes available from sources that includes the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) plus the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while older data has also been accessed from the now disbanded Health Workforce Australia.

To be kept up to date with the latest dental industry statistics you can subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

Dental Industry News

  • TGA Consultation on Low Risk Product Regulation

    24th Apr 17

    The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is seeking advice from dental product manufactures and suppliers on proposed options for future regulation of ‘low risk products’ by the Australian Government. More

  • ADIA Research Grant Focused On Periodontal Disease

    13th Apr 17

    ADIA has provided funding into pioneering research that seeks to develop an innovative treatment option for periodontal disease that may one day translate into a new dental product. More