Table 1

Description of the sample and representativeness (n=409)

CharacteristicRespondentsReference dataP value
n (%)95% CIN (%)95% CI
Gender*
 Male213 (52.1)47.2 to 56.961 700 (57.1)56.8 to 57.40.039
 Female185 (45.2)40.4 to 50.146 281 (42.9)42.6 to 43.20.33
 Prefer not to answer11 (2.7)1.5 to 4.8
Age*
 ≤24 years398 (0.4)
 25–34 years29 (7.1)4.6 to 9.626 827 (24.8)24.6 to 25.1<0.0001
 35–44 years114 (27.9)23.5 to 32.228 431 (26.3)26.1 to 26.60.4794
 45–54 years123 (30.1)25.6 to 34.722 415 (20.8)20.5 to 21.0<0.0001
 55–64 years103 (25.2)21.2 to 29.618 060 (16.7)16.5 to 17.0<0.0001
 ≥65 years40 (9.8)7.2 to 13.111 852 (11.0)10.8 to 11.20.4398
Trainee level†
 Basic trainee9 (2.2)1.3 to 4.65858 (12.1)11.8 to 12.4<0.0001
 Advanced trainee18 (4.4)2.6 to 6.78890 (18.3)18.0 to 18.7<0.0001
 Fellow382 (93.4)89.9 to 95.033 749 (69.6)69.2 to 70.0<0.0001
Australian state or territory*‡
 Australian Capital Territory28 (6.9)4.4 to 9.3702 (1.9)1.8 to 2.0<0.0001
 New South Wales119 (29.1)24.7 to 33.511 566 (31.2)30.7 to 31.70.3622
 Northern Territory8 (2.0)0.6 to 3.3373 (1.0)0.9 to 1.10.0568
 Queensland75 (18.3)14.8 to 22.47320 (19.7)19.3 to 20.10.4777
 South Australia20 (4.9)2.8 to 7.02896 (7.8)7.5 to 8.10.0283
 Tasmania13 (3.2)1.5 to 4.9759 (2.0)1.9 to 2.20.1091
 Victoria119 (29.1)24.7 to 33.59,952 (26.8)26.4 to 27.30.3063
 Western Australia26 (6.4)4.0 to 8.73510 (9.5)9.2 to 9.80.0324
Primary work location‡§
 Major city306 (75.0)70.6 to 79.072 304 (79.2)78.9 to 79.40.0391
 Inner regional59 (14.5)11.4 to 18.212 422 (13.6)13.4 to 13.80.6127
 Outer regional31 (7.6)5.4 to 10.65299 (5.8)5.7 to 6.00.1216
 Remote10 (2.5)1.3 to 4.5865 (1.0)0.9 to 1.00.0018
 Very remote2 (0.5)0.1 to 2.0376 (0.4)0.4 to 0.50.8048
Primary employer¶
 Public hospital or healthcare provider288 (70.4)65.8 to 74.7
 Private hospital or healthcare provider17 (4.2)2.6 to 6.6
 Self-employed/ private practice83 (20.3)16.7 to 24.5
 Other (government, research institute, etc)21 (5.1)3.4 to 7.8
  • *Reference data: Registration Data Table 2019.27

  • †Reference data: Medical Education and Training in Australia.29

  • ‡n=408 for state and location.

  • §Reference data: Medical Workforce Factsheet 2016.30

  • ¶ There were no comparable reference data for this category.