Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Revision to 2015 Workforce Data Report and Tables
The 2015 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report and its associated tables have been revised and reissued.
The 2015 Workforce Data Report and its associated tables were withdrawn following the identification of an issue in the data during the publication of the 2016 Workforce Data report. This issue had arisen from the way combined housing support & care at home services operate. Such services may de-combine or recombine over time as a result of regulatory requirements. This is a new phenomenon and led to double-counting of some staff. There was also a small knock-on effect on services which have a staffing estimate imputed. We are now aware of this issue and can identify it and prevent the double-counting in future.
In summary, corrections to the data will had the following effects:
- The overall staffing estimate for 2015 will reduce by around 2490.
- 28 services saw a change in their staffing estimate, all in housing support/care at home.
- Almost all of the services were in the voluntary sector, with only one in the private sector.
- Six local authority areas were involved: Dumfries & Galloway, City of Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow City, Highland and North Lanarkshire.
The 2015 data in the interactive visualisation section was updated in August 2017 when we had identified and correct the issue, while the main report and detailed data tables were withdrawn.