2017  2018  2019
Total No. of Doctors 1  13,386  13,766  14,279
  ►  Public 8,573   8,819   9,030
  ►  Non-Public 4,107  4,225   4,439 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 706 722 810
Doctor to Population Ratio 1:419 1:410 1:399
Doctor per 1,000 Population 2.4 2.4   2.5
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Specialists 5,338  5,615  5,881
        ►  Public 3,523 3,741  3,864 
        ►  Non-Public 1,528  1,565   1,682 
        ►  Not in Active Practice  287  309  335 
          No. of Non-Specialists 8,048  8,151  8,398
        ►  Public 5,050  5,078  5,166
        ►  Non-Public 2,579 2,660 2,757
        ►  Not in Active Practice 419 413 475
       
Total No. of Nurses/Midwives  41,440  42,125  42,777 
  ►  Public 25,388  25,636  26,079
  ►  Non-Public 10,344  10,711  11,180
  ►  Not in Active Practice 5,708 5,778 5,518
Nurse to Population Ratio 1:135 1:134 1:133
Nurse per 1,000 Population 7.4  7.5 7.5
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Registered Nurses  32,672  33,614   34,609 
        ►  Public  20,313  20,734   21,373 
        ►  Non-Public  8,002 8,441 8,943
        ►  Not in Active Practice  4,357 4,439 4,293
          No. of Enrolled Nurses 8,631 8,394 8,059
        ►  Public 5,020 4,854  4,663
        ►  Non-Public 2,301 2,241  2,206 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 1,310 1,229 1,190 
          No. of Registered Midwives 137 117  109
        ►  Public 55 48 43
        ►  Non-Public 41 29 31
        ►  Not in Active Practice 41 40 35
       
Total No. of Advanced Practice Nurses 2   218 238 267
  ►  Public  203  225  251
  ►  Non-Public   10 12 13
  ►  Not in Active Practice 5 1 3
       
Total No. of Dentists 3  2,293 2,363  2,475
  ►  Public  477 525 509
  ►  Non-Public 1,748 1,768 1,881
  ►  Not in Active Practice  68  70  85
Dentist to Population Ratio 1:2,448   1:2,386   1:2,304 
Dentist per 1,000 Population  0.4 0.4  0.4
Breakdown by:      
          Total No. of Dental Specialists 350 305 368
        ►  Public 112 113 130
        ►  Non-Public 232 189  237
        ►  Not in Active Practice 6 3 1
          Total No. of General Dental Practitioners 1,943 2,058 2,107
        ►  Public 365 412  379
        ►  Non-Public 1,516 1,579 1,664
        ►  Not in Active Practice 62 67  84
       
Total No. of Oral Health Therapists 4 416 389 429
  ►  Public 225 217 224
  ►  Non-Public 144 122  141
  ►  Not in Active Practice 47 50  64
       
Total No. of Pharmacists 3,047 3,216 3,408
  ►  Public 1,472 1,535 1,616
  ►  Non-Public 1,344 1,367 1,444
  ►  Not in Active Practice  231 314  348
Pharmacist to Population Ratio 1:1,842 1:1,753 1:1674
Pharmacist per 1,000 Population 0.5 0.6  0.6
       
Total No. of Optometrists and Opticians 5 2,605 2,633 2,636
  ►  Public  175 187  210
  ►  Non-Public 2,316 2,332  2,345
  ►  Not in Active Practice 114 114 81
Optometrist and Optician to Population Ratio 1:2,253 1:2,238   1:2,232
Optometrist and Optician per 1,000 Population 0.4 0.4  0.4 
       
Total No. of Occupational Therapists 6 1,125 1,201 1,227
  ►  Public  512 539  534
  ►  Non-Public 508 529  546
  ►  Not in Active Practice 105 133  147
       
Total No. of Physiotherapists 6 1,814 1,967 2,020
  ►  Public  882 960  943
  ►  Non-Public 765 804  834
  ►  Not in Active Practice 167 203  243
       
Total No. of Speech Therapists 6 595 642 686
  ►  Public  232 246 257
  ►  Non-Public 307 319 341
  ►  Not in Active Practice 56 77 88
       
Total No. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Physicians 7 2,952 3,004  3,045
  ►  Active Practice 2,243 2,234  2,284
  ►  Not in Active Practice 709 770  761
       
Total No. of Acupuncturists 8 254 252 259
  ►  Active Practice 139 134 124
  ►  Not in Active Practice 115 118 135


Notes:
1 Includes doctors registered under Temporary Registration for service provision from Year 2010 onwards.            

2Advanced Practice Nurses(APN) are subset of Registered Nurses.

3Refers to Division I and II dentists.

4 Registration of Oral Health Therapists started in 2008.

5 Optometrists and Opticians were officially registered with the enactment of Optometrists and Opticians Act in 2008.

Registration of Allied Health professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists) started in 2013. 

7 Registration of TCM physicians started in 2002.

8 Registration of Acupuncturists started in 2001. Figures refer to those registered only as Acupuncturists.

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