OSR – workforce

The Online Services Report (OSR) collection contains 2 measures of the workforce of organisations – full-time equivalent (FTE) staff and FTE vacancies.

Full-time equivalent

Full-time equivalent (FTE) is a standard measure of the size of a workforce that takes into account both the number of workers and the hours that each works. For example, if a workforce comprises 2 people working full-time 40 hours a week and 2 working half-time, this is the same as 3 working full-time (an FTE of 3).

In the OSR this is the count of:

  • employed staff – how many FTE positions an organisation paid the wages or salary for at 30 June
  • visiting staff – how many staff worked for but were not paid for by the organisation during the collection period
  • vacant positions – how many vacant positions there were at 30 June.

The following boxes show key results for 2021–22.

FTE (employed staff)

Vacant FTE positions