The Community Services and Health industry employs 12% of the Australian workforce, with one in four new jobs between 2013 and 2018 being in that industry.
There are approximately 21,700 employers in the Allied Health sector, with 98% being small businesses employing less than 20 people. There are 187,000 people working in the Allied Health sector. This number is expected to increase by 22% to 228,000 by 2020.
7,200 of Allied Health businesses provide dental services, 2,100 are optometrists or optical dispensers, 3,100 provide physiotherapy services and 2,700 provide chiropractic or osteopathic services. The balance provides a wide range of allied health services.
Source: Skills IQ Community Services and Health Environmental Scan 2015