Table 1

Demographics of general practitioners

DemographicsStudy participants (n=443)
n (%, 95% CI)
Australian General Practice
National Workforce Statistics*
2014–2015 (n=33 275)
n (%, 95% CI)
Mean age (SD) in years52.9 (11.2)Unavailable as mean age; NWS data show age distribution as total:
<35 years: 4413
age 35–44: 5262
age 45–54: 8609
age 55–64: 7773
age65–74: 3605
age75+: 773
Duration of practice (SD), years23.7 (12.4)Unavailable
Female327 (74%, 70% to 78%)14 695 (44%, 44% to 45%)
Location of practice
 Urban218 (49%, 45% to 54%)22 427 (67%, 67% to 68%)
 Outer metropolitan109 (25%, 21% to 29%)6326 (19%, 19% to 19%)
 Rural+remote112 (25%, 21% to 30%)3836 (12%, 11% to 12%)
 Missing4 (1%, 0% to 2%)686 (2%, 2% to 2%)
GP special interest in
 Women's health340 (77%, 73% to 80%)National data indicating GP practice interest areas were unavailable
 Mental health181 (41%, 36% to 46%)
 Sexual health155 (35%, 31% to 40%)
 Obstetrics/gynaecology122 (28%, 24% to 32%)
 Cosmetic surgery26 (6%, 4% to 8%)