Detailed data

Since March 2012 we have published more detailed workforce data at a local authority level. This data can be downloaded below. Each file comes with its own guidance document explaining what data is available inside it.

Mental Health Officer time series data

31 Jan 2017

This page provides MHO workforce data for the full period for which data is available, as follows:

  • MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population: 2005 - 2015
  • Age and gender of the MHO workforce: 2007 - 2015
  • Ethnicity of the MHO workforce: 2008 - 2015
  • MHO trainees: 2008/09 - 2015/16
  • MHO leavers: 2009 - 2015
  • MHO vacancies and shortfalls: 2006 - 2015
  • MHOs by type of Specialist Team: 2005 - 2015
  • MHOs in Mental Health Teams: 2005 - 2015
  • MHOs in Non-Mental Health Teams: 2005 - 2015
  • Exclusive MHO positions: 2006 - 2015
  • MHO work: 2005 - 2015
  • MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population by local authority: 2006 - 2015

This constitutes all the data on the MHO workforce collected by the Scottish Government from 2005 to March 2012, and subsequently by the SSSC from December 2012 to date.

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Interactive Social Worker Data Tool

22 Dec 2016

This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. It uses data from our LA Post Types publication and adds in some contextual population data from National Records of Scotland. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.

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Local authority post types 2015

02 Sep 2016

These spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services. The data published includes a breakdown of the numbers of different people and posts across the whole of Scotland as well as by individual local authorities.

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2015 detailed workforce information

01 Sep 2016

This spreadsheet contains information about the Social Services
Workforce collected from services regulated by the Care Inspectorate
(via its Annual Returns in December) and from the annual December Local
Authority Social Work Services Staffing Return.

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Local authority post types 2008-2014

09 Mar 2016

These spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services.

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2014 detailed workforce information

14 Dec 2015

This spreadsheet contains information about the Social Services
Workforce collected from services regulated by the Care Inspectorate
(via its Annual Returns in December) and from the annual December Local
Authority Social Work Services Staffing Return.

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