To align with the WA Public Sector Commission’s Aboriginal employment target, WA Health is working towards an Aboriginal workforce target of 3.2 per cent.
To achieve this, WA Health has set a goal of recruiting 100 additional Aboriginal employees each year.
Aboriginal people are greatly under-represented in the health workforce. Aboriginal people represent only 1.1 per cent of the 44,000-strong WA Health workforce. Yet, Aboriginal people comprise approximately 3.8 per cent of the Western Australian population and have the greatest health needs of any group in the State.
Until WA Health reaches the target of 3.2 per cent, the recruitment of Aboriginal staff will remain a priority for WA Health.