Is part of the METeOR Full-time equivalent staffing data element cluster, Identifier 552430, Health standard 11/04/2014. The Full-time equivalent staffing data element cluster comprises two data elements that describe the number of full-time equivalent staff working within an establishment.
This metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end of year counts of full-time equivalent staff were included, and the end of year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate analysis of staffing inputs for establishment outputs and for assessments and comparisons of labour costs.