2019 2020  2021
Total No. of Doctors 1  14,279  14,823  15,243
  ►  Public 9,030   9,532  9,844
  ►  Non-Public 4,439  4,489   4,601
  ►  Not in Active Practice 810 802 978
Doctor to Population Ratio 1:399 1:384 1:369
Doctor per 1,000 Population 2.5 2.6  2.7
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Specialists 5,881  6,088 6,431
        ►  Public 3,864 4,052  4,267
        ►  Non-Public 1,682  1,718   1,776
        ►  Not in Active Practice  335  318  388
          No. of Non-Specialists 8,398  8,735  8,992
        ►  Public 5,166  5,480  5,577
        ►  Non-Public 2,757 2,771 2,825
        ►  Not in Active Practice 475 484 590
       
Total No. of Nurses/Midwives  42,777 42,173  43,005 
  ►  Public 26,079  26,914  27,339
  ►  Non-Public 11,180  11,416  11,299
  ►  Not in Active Practice 5,518 3,843 4,367
Nurse to Population Ratio 1:133 1:135 1:132
Nurse per 1,000 Population 7.5  7.4 7.6
Breakdown by:      
          No. of Registered Nurses  34,609  34,654  35,948 
        ►  Public  21,373  22,483   23,324 
        ►  Non-Public  8,943 9,291 9,297
        ►  Not in Active Practice  4,293 2,880 3,327
          No. of Enrolled Nurses 8,059 7,442 6,989
        ►  Public 4,663 4,395  3,984
        ►  Non-Public 2,206 2,095  1,975 
        ►  Not in Active Practice 1,190 952 1,030 
          No. of Registered Midwives 109 77  68
        ►  Public 43 36 31
        ►  Non-Public 31 30 27
        ►  Not in Active Practice 35 11 10
       
Total No. of Advanced Practice Nurses 2   267 264 330
  ►  Public  251  247  311
  ►  Non-Public   13 14 16
  ►  Not in Active Practice 3 3 3
       
Total No. of Dentists 3  2,475 2,482  2,484
  ►  Public  509 540 503
  ►  Non-Public 1,881 1,859 1,891
  ►  Not in Active Practice  85  83  90
Dentist to Population Ratio 1:2,304   1:2,291   1:2,289 
Dentist per 1,000 Population  0.4 0.4  0.4
Breakdown by:      
          Total No. of Dental Specialists 368 379 395
        ►  Public 130 138 132
        ►  Non-Public 237 239  255
        ►  Not in Active Practice 1 2 8
          Total No. of General Dental Practitioners 2,107 2,103 2,089
        ►  Public 379 402  371
        ►  Non-Public 1,644 1,620 1,636
        ►  Not in Active Practice 84 81  82
       
Total No. of Oral Health Therapists 4 429 441 445
  ►  Public 224 220 216
  ►  Non-Public 141 155  159
  ►  Not in Active Practice 64 66  70
       
Total No. of Pharmacists 3,408 3,435 3,634
  ►  Public 1,616 1,710 1,758
  ►  Non-Public 1,444 1,343 1,464
  ►  Not in Active Practice  348 382  412
Pharmacist to Population Ratio 1:1,674 1:1,655 1:1565
Pharmacist per 1,000 Population 0.6 0.6  0.6
       
Total No. of Optometrists and Opticians 5 2,636 2,653 2,689
  ►  Public  210 219  234
  ►  Non-Public 2,345 2,347  2,351
  ►  Not in Active Practice 81 87 104
Optometrist and Optician to Population Ratio 1:2,232 1:2,216   1:2,200
Optometrist and Optician per 1,000 Population 0.4 0.5 0.5 
       
Total No. of Occupational Therapists 6 1,227 1,304 1,381
  ►  Public  534 564  615
  ►  Non-Public 546 569  608
  ►  Not in Active Practice 147 171  158
       
Total No. of Physiotherapists 6 2,020 2,129 2,260
  ►  Public  943 1,016  1,085
  ►  Non-Public 834 876  960
  ►  Not in Active Practice 243 237  215
       
Total No. of Speech Therapists 6 686 727 778
  ►  Public  257 263 279
  ►  Non-Public 341 363 403
  ►  Not in Active Practice 88 101 96
       
Total No. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Physicians 7 3,045 3,017  3,069
  ►  Active Practice 2,284 2,200  2,236
  ►  Not in Active Practice 761 817  833
       
Total No. of Acupuncturists 8 259 254 250
  ►  Active Practice 124 117 115
  ►  Not in Active Practice 135 137 135


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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