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 to Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report. This provides guidance on the potential demand for dental products in each state/territory and where growth opportunities may emerge.

The Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report provides data on the number of current dental professionals in the workplace plus data over the past five years as measured each June and December. It analyses the workforce for the following categories

Dental Professionals Analysed In The Report —

Dentists and related specialist
Dental prosthetists
Dental therapists
Dental hygienists
Oral health therapists.

The report includes data on the number of professionals in addition to key demographic information such as age and gender in addition to information on number of hours worked and whether the professional is employed in the private or public sector.

The Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report free to download for employees of ADIA member businesses and $82.50 for non-member businesses

Survey Editions Available For Purchase —

Australian Dental Industry In Numbers Report

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.

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 the types market data and analysis published by ADIA the team in the ADIA National Office received advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MRRC Market Research Reference Committee. Updates are provided online to members attending ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work to publish market data and research send an email to or telephone 1300 943 094. To keep up to date on the latest news subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at

This information is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, other images and where otherwise stated.

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