Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site. Immediately below are quick links to our most recent publications, followed by more detailed information on each publication.
|Dec 22||2021 Detailed workforce information||Here|
|Nov 22||Staff vacancies in care services 2021||Here|
|Nov 22||The Adults' services workforce tables - 2021||Here|
|Oct 22||Local Authority Post Types 2021||Here|
|Oct 22||Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2021||Here|
|Aug 22||Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data||Here|
|Aug 22||Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021||Here|
|Aug 22||2021-2022 SVQ Tables||Here|
|Jul-22||2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables||Here|
|Jun-22||Residential Child Care report 2022||Here|
|Jan-22||Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2020||Here|
|Dec-21||Staff vacancies in care services 2020 report||Here|
|Oct-21||2020 detailed workforce information||Here|
|Oct-21||Workforce Skills Report 2021||Here|
|Sep-21||The Adults' services workforce tables - 2020||Here|
|Sep-21||Local authority post types 2020||Here|
|Aug-21||Mental Health Officers time series data||Here|
|Aug-21||Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2020 Workforce Data||Here|
|Aug-21||Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2020||Here|
|Quarterly||Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 03/10/2022)||Here|
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 in 2021.
Adults’ services account for over 68% of the Scottish social service workforce
These tables look at a time series from 2011 to 2021 of the adults' services workforce and show the change over time of the composition of adults’ services.
These tables also include an overview of the headcount, numbers of services, median number of staff and employer type for all adults’ services’ sub-sectors.
The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s care services. This report is based on data from 31 December 2021. As with previous reports, this report provides a national overview of vacancies and recruitment difficulties reported by care services to the Care Inspectorate, the body which registers and inspects all care services. It also includes data on vacancies as a percentage of the total whole time equivalent (WTE) workforce.
This file allows you to interactively investigate the Local Authority Post Types data. The file presents 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.
This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.