The median salary for the nurse in the health sector in Australia is expected, according to a new report.

The Bureau of Statistics said in a release today that the median salary of the profession will rise to $31,000 over the next decade.

“The median salary will rise from $30.9 in 2025 to $32.4 by 2031,” it said.

“As the population ages and the workforce grows, more women are entering the workforce, and so the population will continue to grow.”

The report found that the number of female nurses is expected rise by almost a third to 14.5 per cent by 2021-22.

The median hourly wage for the nursing profession is expected increase from $28.16 in 2021-21 to $29.96 in 2021 – up from $27.28 in 2021.

The BPS said the increase in women entering the profession is driven by the ageing population, but also the increasing number of new nurses coming into the sector.

It said the population aged 55 and over will increase from 9.6 million in 2021 to 13.4 million in 2031.

“With the aging population and increasing numbers of women entering nursing, there will be an increase in the number and the proportion of women in the workforce in the next 20 years,” it added.

Topics:health,nursing,nurse,healthcare-facilities,nsw,bureau-of-statistics,national-health-policy,nsp,canberra-2600,act,australiaFirst posted April 11, 2021 20:07:07Contact Nicky MannersMore stories from Australia

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