One hundred and seventy two (41 per cent) of all respondents to the survey provided comments. Of respondents providing comment, 61 per cent also provided a postcode. Of respondents providing a postcode of primary practice, 26 per cent were from Victoria, 23 per cent from NSW, 18 per cent from Western Australia and 16 per cent from Queensland. Eighty nine per cent of respondents providing comment and postcode were located in a major city (71 per cent) or inner regional area (18 per cent). Ten per cent were from outer regional areas and one per cent (one respondent) from a remote area.

Of respondents providing comment, 41 per cent were social workers, 30 per cent clinical psychologists and 29 per cent psychologists. There were no comments by occupational therapists.

Allied health comments by state and rurality

Major CityInner RegionalOuter RegionalRemoteMissingState totalState valid per cent
VIC
20
6
1
27
26%
WA
16
1
2
19
18%
NSW
19
4
1
24
23%
QLD
11
3
3
17
16%
SA
5
1
6
6%
TAS
5
1
6
6%
ACT
3
3
3%
NT
1
1
2
2%
Missing
68
68
Total region
74
19
10
1
68
172
Region valid per cent
71%
18%
10%
1%

Allied health comment by occupation and region

Major CityInner RegionalOuter RegionalRemote(blank)OccupationPer cent
Clinical Psychologist
23
4
3
21
51
30%
Psychologist
27
4
4
1
14
50
29%
Social Worker
24
11
3
33
71
41%
Total region
74
19
10
1
68
172
Region valid per cent
71%
18%
10%
1%