Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff), average N[NNN{.N}]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Full-time equivalent staff—administrative and clerical staff
METeOR identifier:270496
Registration status:Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all administrative and clerical staff within an establishment.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff)
METeOR identifier:269877
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:The aggregate full-time equivalent staff units paid for all administrative and clerical staff within an establishment.
Context:

Health expenditure:

To assist in analyses of the resource use and activity of health services. Inclusion of these data, classified by staffing category, allows analysis of costs per unit of labour and analysis of staffing inputs against hospital or service unit outputs.

Object class:Establishment
Property:Full-time equivalent staff

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Full-time equivalent staff units are the on-job hours paid for (including overtime) and hours of paid leave of any type for a staff member (or contract employee where applicable) divided by the number of ordinary-time hours normally paid for a full-time staff member when on the job (or contract employee where applicable) under the relevant award or agreement for the staff member (or contract employee occupation where applicable). Hours of unpaid leave are to be excluded.

Contract staff employed through an agency are included where the contract is for the supply of labour (e.g. nursing) rather than of products (e.g. photocopier maintenance). In the former case, the contract would normally specify the amount of labour supplied and could be reported as full-time equivalent units.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Average full-time equivalent staff N[NNN{.N}]
METeOR identifier:270778
Registration status:Health, Superseded 04/08/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:A numeric value representing the arithmetic mean of full-time equivalent units.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Average
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNN{.N}]
Maximum character length:5
Unit of measure:Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Staff engaged in administrative and clerical duties. Medical staff and nursing staff, diagnostic and health professionals and any domestic staff primarily or partly engaged in administrative and clerical duties are excluded. Civil engineers and computing staff are included in this metadata item.

The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.

If under the relevant award of agreement a full-time employee is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time employee who works 64 hours is 0.8. If a full-time employee under the same award is paid for a 100 hours for that fortnight (20 hours overtime), then the full-time equivalent is 100 divided by 80 = 1.25.

Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.

Where staff provide services to more than one establishment, full-time equivalent staff members should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each (salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).

Comments: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.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Is used in the formation of Establishment (mental health)—full-time equivalent staff (paid), total N[NNN{.N}] Health, Retired 11/04/2014

Has been superseded by Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff), average NNNN.NN Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Supersedes Full-time equivalent staff, version 2, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.9 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

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Public hospital establishments NMDS Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Public hospital establishments NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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