New and noteworthy

1.7% drop in filled MHO posts

13 fewer filled posts in 2018 than in 2017

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176,448 SSSC registrations

across 23 parts of the register

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A whole-time equivalent (WTE) measure of 153,320

an increase of 1.6% between 2017 and 2018

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204,610 workers in the sector

a rise of 1.2% between 2017 and 2018

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SVQ entries in the social service sector

Expected rise in Demand for SVQs

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33% of workforce employed by the public sector

ranges from 18% to 90% by local authority area

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In 2018 38% of MHOs are aged 55+

and 18% are aged under 40

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11% of the workforce on zero-hours type contracts

a fall of 0.5pp between 2017 and 2018

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Adults' services make up 71% of workforce

and Children's services 28% in 2018

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Adult social care has GVA of £3.4b in Scotland

productivity highest of all the UK nations

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