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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Indicator 3.c.1: Health worker density and distribution

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Density of health professionals per 10,000 persons

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Density of health professionals per 10,000 persons

Indicator description

Density of health professionals and associate health professionals including physicians, nursing and midwifery personnel, dentistry personnel, and pharmaceutical personnel per 10,000 persons.

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Rate per 10,000 population

Definitions

Density of medical doctors - The density of medical doctors is defined as the number of medical doctors , including generalists and specialist medical practitioners per 10,000 population in the given national and/or subnational area. Density of nursing and midwifery personnel - The density of nursing and midwifery personnel is defined as the number of nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 population in the given national and/or subnational area. Density of dentists - The density of dentists is defined as the number of dentists per 10,000 population in the given national and/or subnational area. Density of pharmacists - The density of pharmacists is defined as the number of pharmacists per 10,000 population in the given national and/or subnational area.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

(Number of health professionals / Population) * 10,000

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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Indicator name

3.c.1 Health worker density and distribution

Target name

3.c Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1851

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

22/06/2018

Next release

22/06/2019

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

pop.info@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2011

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

11/09/2018

Next release

Discontinued

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

labour.market@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information