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 Reporting Obligations For Local Labs & Importers

    18th May 17

    Local manufacturers and importers of dental laboratory products are being urged to step-up and meet their legal obligations by reporting their activities to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). More

  • $10M Maximum Penalty For Illegal Dental Product Supply

    16th May 17

    From 1 July 2017 the maximum penalty for the importation or supply of dental products without first meeting Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requirements will exceed $1 million for individuals and $10 million for companies. More