2016  2017  2018
Total No. of Doctors 1 12,967 13,386  13,766 
  ►  Public 8,358 8,573  8,819 
  ►  Non-Public 3,979 4,107  4,225 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 630 706   722
Doctor to Population Ratio 1:430 1:420  1:410 
Doctor per 1,000 Population 2.3 2.4   2.4
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Specialists 5,047 5,338  5,615
        ►  Public 3,299 3,523  3,741 
        ►  Non-Public 1,485 1,528  1,565 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 263 287  309 
          No. of Non-Specialists 7,920 8,048  8,151 
        ►  Public 5,059 5,050  5,078 
        ►  Non-Public 2,494 2,579  2,660
        ►  Not in Active Practice 367 419  413
       
Total No. of Nurses/Midwives 40,561 41,440 42,125 
  ►  Public 24,829 25,388  25,636 
  ►  Non-Public 9,985 10,344  10,711
  ►  Not in Active Practice 5,747 5,708  5,778 
Nurse to Population Ratio 1:140 1:140  1:130
Nurse per 1,000 Population 7.2 7.4  7.5 
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Registered Nurses 31,615 32,672  33,614 
        ►  Public 19,618 20,313  20,734 
        ►  Non-Public 7,616 8,002   8,441
        ►  Not in Active Practice 4,381 4,357  4,439 
          No. of Enrolled Nurses 8,781 8,631  8,394 
        ►  Public 5,149 5,020  4,854 
        ►  Non-Public 2,322 2,301  2,241 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 1,310 1,310  1,299 
          No. of Registered Midwives 165 137   117
        ►  Public 62 55  48 
        ►  Non-Public 47 41  29 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 56 41   40
       
Total No. of Advanced Practice Nurses 2   197 218   238 
  ►  Public  189 203   225
  ►  Non-Public   8 10   12
  ►  Not in Active Practice 0  1 
       
Total No. of Dentists 3 2,198 2,293   2,363
  ►  Public 486 477  525 
  ►  Non-Public 1,644 1,748  1,768 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 68 68  70 
Dentist to Population Ratio 1:2,550 1:2,450   1:2,390
Dentist per 1,000 Population 0.4 0.4   0.4
Breakdown by:      
          Total No. of Dental Specialists 333 350  305 
        ►  Public 106 112   113
        ►  Non-Public 219 232   189
        ►  Not in Active Practice 8
          Total No. of General Dental Practitioners 1,865 1,943  2,058 
        ►  Public 380 365   412
        ►  Non-Public 1,425 1,516  1,579 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 60 62   67
       
Total No. of Oral Health Therapists 4 401 416   389
  ►  Public 229 225   217
  ►  Non-Public 128 144   122
  ►  Not in Active Practice 44 47   50
       
Total No. of Pharmacists 2,875 3,047  3,216 
  ►  Public 1,367 1,472  1,535 
  ►  Non-Public 1,248 1,344  1,367
  ►  Not in Active Practice 260 231  314
Pharmacist to Population Ratio 1:1,950 1:1,840  1:1750 
Pharmacist per 1,000 Population 0.5 0.5   0.6
       
Total No. of Optometrists and Opticians 5 2,650 2,605  2,633 
  ►  Public  166 175   187
  ►  Non-Public 2,265 2,316  2,332 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 219 114  114 
Optometrist and Optician to Population Ratio 1:2,307 1:2,253   1:2,238
Optometrist and Optician per 1,000 Population 0.4 0.4  0.4 
       
Total No. of Occupational Therapists 6 1,067 1,125  1,201 
  ►  Public  521 512   539
  ►  Non-Public 477 508   529
  ►  Not in Active Practice 69 105   133
       
Total No. of Physiotherapists 6 1,693 1,814  1,967 
  ►  Public  899 882   960
  ►  Non-Public 682 765   804
  ►  Not in Active Practice 112 167   203 
       
Total No. of Speech Therapists 6 524 595  642 
  ►  Public  215 232  246
  ►  Non-Public 269 307  319 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 40 56   77
       
Total No. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Physicians 7 2,868 2,952   3,004
  ►  Active Practice 2,241 2,243   2,234
  ►  Not in Active Practice 627 709   770
       
Total No. of Acupuncturists 8 247 254  252 
  ►  Active Practice 146 139  134 
  ►  Not in Active Practice 101 115  118 


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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