The College initiates a workforce survey annually. It provides data and trend information on retirement, income, employment status, working hours and demographics. Each year there is an additional focus on one or two particular issues. 

What is the workforce survey?

Our annual survey data is invaluable when identifying areas of general practice that need attention, as well as shaping the College’s strategic objectives. The government, health organisations and the public can also tap into our insights to help make informed decisions for the future.

The findings from our 2016 Workforce Survey found 44% of GPs plan to retire in the next ten years. Read the story.

2016 workforce reports


Workforce Previous Workforce Reports 2015 Workforce Survey Report 
2014 Workforce Survey Report
Workforce Rural General Practice in 2015 Read now

Other sector workforce reports

For other views of New Zealand’s health workforce please read: