New and noteworthy

173,176 individuals registered

with the SSSC as at 03.01.24

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A whole-time equivalent (WTE) measure of 160,960

an increase of 1.1% between 2021 and 2022

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211,510 workers in the sector

an increase of 1.5% between 2021 and 2022

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Increase in average weekly hours worked per MHO

from 15.7 hours in 2018 to 18 in 2022

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53% of the workforce work full time

Equal to the rate reported in 2021

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47% of services reported having vacancies

joint SSSC/Care Inspectorate publication

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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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