General Practitioner Clinics in Australia

Insights: There are 8,065 general practitioner clinics in Australia. Every year, 87.8% of the Australian population visits a general practitioner clinic. Of the 35,934 general practitioners in Australia, 90.1% work in accredited clinics.

General Practitioner Clinics Overview

The 2017 MedicineInsight Report states there are 8,065 general practitioner clinics in Australia. Every year, 87.8% of the Australian population visits a general practitioner clinic. Of the 35,934 general practitioners in Australia, 90.1% work in accredited clinics.

In 2017, the reported number of accredited general practice clinics in Australia was 6,368. Clinics are not required to receive accreditation, however it is recommended. Accreditation is awarded by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The following calculation has been used to determine the percentage of GP clinics in Australia that are accredited;

6,368 accredited clinics / 8,065 Total General Practitioner Clinics = 78.9%.

The breakdown of clinics by state/territory is;

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

RACGP represents more than 39,000 GPs including rural and urban general practitioners.

The organization’s mission is to improve the wellbeing and health of all Australian people by supporting general practitioners and helping them with the issues affecting their professional practice and developing standards for general practices to ensure high-quality healthcare.

GENERAL PRACTICE TEAMS

General practice teams provide services to match a wide range of patient needs. In addition to GPs, general practices often employ allied health professionals, nurses, and administrative staff.

A well-resourced GP team facilitates the collaborative care of patients. Since the number of non-GP professionals increases, GPs are consulting with others about the patients’ management.

About 40% of GP teams have 6-10 individual GPs working in a full-time capacity at your practice, and 30% of GP teams have 2-5 individual GPs working in a full-time capacity at your practice. While 25% of GP teams have more than 11 individual GPs working in a full-time capacity at your practice, 5% have a general practitioner only.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER CLINICS

According to the MedicineInsight Report published in 2017, there are 8,065 general practitioner clinics in Australia. 34,8% of these general practitioner clinics are in New South Wales, 24,7% are in Victoria, and 19,9% are in Queensland. Western Australia has 696 clinics, Tasmania has 171 clinics, South Australia has 570 clinics, Northern Territory has 127 clinics, and Australian Capital Territory has 98 clinics.

General practice teams employ allied health professionals, nurses, and administrative staff in order to provide a wide range of their patient needs.

Percentage of the Market

The market shares of Primary Healthcare, Myhealth, Medical One, and Modern Medical based on revenues are 1.32%, 0.008%, 0.12%, and 0.008% respectively. Most of these companies are privately-held, except Primary Healthcare (a public listed company). Thus, their annual reports were largely unavailable in the public domain. For us to calculate their revenue market share, we utilized the estimated revenues provided by market databases such as Owler. Additionally, we also calculated these four companies’ market share in terms of their number of General Practitioners (GPs) as compared to Australia’s total GPs. From our calculation, their percentage of the market based on total number of GPs are 3.51% (Primary Healthcare), 1.66% (Myhealth), 0.53% (Medical One), and 0.05% (Modern Medical). We’ve presented our findings, calculations, and assumptions below.

MARKET SHARE BASED ON REVENUE

The General Practice market in Australia was worth $13 billion revenue in 2018. According to IBISWorld, this sector is fragmented or there are no notable companies with a dominant market share in this industry in the country.

  • Primary Healthcare = 1.32%

[Calculation: From the company’s 2018 annual report, Primary Healthcare’s revenue specific for its General Practitioners (GPs) section was $171.5 million. To calculate its market share in terms of revenue, we divide the company’s GP revenue by Australia’s total GP market size; ($171.5 million/$13 billion)*100 = 1.32%]

  • Myhealth = 0.008%, or less than 1%

[Calculation: Myhealth Medical Centre is a privately-held company and the company has not published its revenue in the public domain. From Owler estimate, the company generates less than $1 million annual revenue. To calculate its market share in terms of revenue, we divide the company’s estimated revenue by Australia’s total GP market size; ($1 million/$13 billion)*100 = 0.008%, or less than 1%]

  • Medical One = 0.12%, or less than 1%

[Calculation: Medical One is also a privately-held company and the company has not published its revenue in the public domain. From Owler estimate, the company generates about $15.6 million annual revenue. To calculate its market share in terms of revenue, we divide the company’s estimated revenue by Australia’s total GP market size; ($15.6 million/$13 billion)*100 = 0.12% or less than 1%]

  • Modern Medical = 0.008%, or less than 1%

[Calculation: Modern Medical is also a privately-held company and the company has not published its revenue in the public domain. From Owler estimate, the company generates less than $1 million annual revenue. To calculate its market share in terms of revenue, we divide the company’s estimated revenue by Australia’s total GP market size; ($1 million/$13 billion)*100 = 0.008%, or less than 1%]

MARKET SHARE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

According to the published report of the government website of Health Workforce Data that was last updated in 2018, there were 28,352 clinical GPs in Australia as of 2016 (the latest data) as compared to 27,519 in 2015. This translates to an annual increase of 3.03% [(28,352/27,519)-1)*100]. Assuming this carries a similar trend until 2018, then we have estimated that in 2018, there were about 30,096 GPs in Australia.

2017 = 28,352 * 1.0303 = 29,211

2018 = 29,211 * 1.0303 = 30,096

  • Primary Healthcare = 3.51%

[Calculation: Primary Healthcare has 1,056 GPs practicing in its centers as of 2018. To calculate its market share in terms of the number of GPs, we divide the company’s total GPs by Australia’s total GPs; (1,056/30,096)*100 = 3.51%]

  • Myhealth = 1.66%

[Calculation: Myhealth has about 499 GPs, according to their website. To calculate its market share in terms of the number of GPs, we divide the company’s total GPs by Australia’s total General Practitioners; (499/30,096)*100 = 1.66%]

  • Medical One = 0.53%

[Calculation: Medical One has about 159 GPs, according to their website. To calculate its market share in terms of the number of GPs, we divide the company’s total GPs by Australia’s total General Practitioners; (159/30,096)*100 = 0.53%]

  • Modern Medical = 0.05%

The Sonic Healthcare/IPN

The Sonic Healthcare/IPN includes 236 primary care clinics across Australia that provide administrative services and facilities to more than 2,200 General Practitioners. Tristar Medical Group has approximately 65 GPs clinics and 300 physicians and providers.

Triangulation and assumption

First, we started with Sonic Healthcare/IPN which has more than 2,200 General Practitioners. With this information, we could proceed to calculate the percentage of the GPs since we already have the total number of General Practitioners in Australia.

(2,200/34,000)*100 = 6.47%

Next, we calculated the Tristar Medical Group’s percentage. Since this company had more than 300 physicians who worked in different medical centers, we were able to estimate the percentage of GPs:

(300/34,000)*100 = 0.88%

For Programmed Health Professionals and Smart Clinic upon performing a deep search on the companies’ profiles. We could not find a mention of the number of GPs. For that reason, we made an assumption that the percentage of the Australian General Practitioner clinic market to be less than 1% since they featured a close number of medical centers like for the Tristar Medical Group.

PERCENTAGE OF AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTITIONER CLINIC MARKET FOR SONIC HEALTHCARE/IPN

The Sonic Healthcare/IPN includes 236 primary care clinics across Australia that provide administrative services and facilities to more than 2,200 General Practitioners. Sonic Healthcare/IPN are business partners to more than 1,900 GPs located in 170 locations across Australia.

The percentage of Australians who “live within 10 kilometers of an IPN/Sonic HealthPlus clinic” is 70%.

There are over 34,000 GPs in Australia.

To calculate the percentage of GPs: (2,200/34,000)*100 = 6.47%. The percentage the Australian General Practitioner clinic market that Sonic Healthcare/IPN holds is 6.47%.

PERCENTAGE OF AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTITIONER CLINIC MARKET FOR TRISTAR MEDICAL GROUP

Tristar Medical Group has approximately 65 GPs clinics and 300 physicians and providers.

We calculate the percentage of GPs based on the total number of GPs in Australia. That is (300/34,000)*100 = 0.88%.

The percentage the Australian General Practitioner clinic market that Tristar Medical Group holds is 6.47%.

PERCENTAGE OF AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTITIONER CLINIC MARKET FOR SMARTCLINIC

SmartClinic has 30 medical centers across QLD. It has extended to North Queensland. SmartClinic’s clinics are now active in Cairns and Townsville.

PERCENTAGE OF AUSTRALIAN GENERAL PRACTITIONER CLINIC MARKET FOR PROGRAMMED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

With more than 100 branches, Programmed Health Professionals recruits more than 20, 000 people to deliver services to more than 10, 000 customers.

While SmartClinic has 30 medical centers across QLD, Programmed Health Professionals has more than 100 branches.

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