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Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments at 30 September - England, 2012

Publication date: 09:30 February 28, 2013

Summary

This report contains information on staff employed (directly and indirectly) by adult social services departments in England as at September 2012. It will be of interest to central government (for policy development, monitoring and workforce planning), local government (for benchmarking), lobbying organisations, academics and the general public. The report does not include information on staff employed by children's social services departments which is published by the Department for Education.

 

 


Key Facts

  • As at September 2012 there were 150,700 jobs in adult social services departments in England which accounted for approximately 8 per cent of all adult social care jobs

  • The number of adult social services jobs decreased by 5 per cent from 159,400 jobs in 2011.
  • As at September 2012 there were 16,600 Social Worker jobs in adult social services departments. This is an increase of 2 per cent from 16,200 in 2011.
  • The majority (82 per cent) of adult social services jobs in 2012 were carried out by female workers and 18 per cent were carried out by male workers.
  • The average age of workers in adult social services jobs in 2012 was 47 years.
  • The majority (88 per cent) of adult social services jobs in 2012 were carried out by White workers, 12 per cent were carried out by workers from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.



 


Coverage

Date Range: 31 March 2012 to 30 September 2012
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country

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