Table 1

Statewide distribution of the pharmacies according to residential location

State or territoryMetroRegionalRemoteTotal
New South Wales80253108
South Australia149730
Western Australia226634
Northern Territory07411
Australian Capital Territory8008
Australia total22211130363
  • Metro represents the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) category: ‘Major Cities of Australia’. Regional represents the ABS categories: ‘Inner Regional Australia’ and ‘Outer Regional Australia’. Remote represents the ABS categories: ‘Remote Australia’ and ‘Very Remote Australia’. Tasmania and Northern Territory will have their allocation of Metropolitan moved to Regional due to the absence of metropolitan areas in these locations.