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Table 1 Total number of registered, practising practitioners in the private sector by profession in 1998 and 2012

From: The provision of chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathic services within the Australian private health-care system: a report of recent trends

Provider 1998 2012 Proportion change
Chiropractors 2,053 4,221 2.1
Physiotherapists 5,187 12,230* 2.4
Osteopaths 395 1,608 4.1
  1. *Estimated figure: 53.5% of total registered, practising physiotherapists (24,304).
  2. Source: 1998 figures ABS[19, 21], 2012 figures AHPRA[1113].