Figure 2.3.1 shows the key trends in capital cities (RRMA 1). Despite the restrictions on practice in inner metropolitan areas for overseas trained doctors (OTDs), there remains a significantly higher supply of FWE GPs in inner metropolitan locations compared to other locations nationally.

It should be noted that the national average is driven by the major capital cities in which two-thirds of the Australian population reside2.

Graph showing RRMA 1 areas, including capital cities

2 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008. Regional population growth, Australia, 2006-07