Number of employed health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2018 to March 2019, by occupation
(1,000s)
Number of employed health professionals in the UK in 2019, by occupation
This statistic shows the number of employed full-time health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2018 to March 2019, by occupation. In this period there were approximately 274 thousand medical practitioners employed in the United Kingdom. This was the highest number among all categories. The lowest number of health professionals was recorded among Ophthalmic opticians, with 18 thousand employees in this period.
Number of employed health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2018 to March 2019, by occupation
(1,000s)
Number workers in thousands
Medical practitioners274
Podiatrists65
Health professionals n.e.c.65
Pharmacists63
Medical radiographers36
Psychologists35
Dental practitioners34
Veterinarians22
Ophthalmic opticians18
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC 2010): 221, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219

Number of employed health professionals in the UK in 2019, by occupation
This statistic shows the number of employed full-time health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2018 to March 2019, by occupation. In this period there were approximately 274 thousand medical practitioners employed in the United Kingdom. This was the highest number among all categories. The lowest number of health professionals was recorded among Ophthalmic opticians, with 18 thousand employees in this period.
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