Adults' services workforce tables - 2019

18 Dec 2020

These tables look in detail at the adults' services workforce in Scotland. They supplement data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data.

Adults' services account for just over 70 percent of the Scottish social service workforce and are made up of the following sub-sectors:

  • adult day care
  • adult placement services
  • care homes for adults
  • fieldwork service (adults)
  • fieldwork service (generic)
  • fieldwork service (offenders)
  • housing support/care at home
  • nurse agencies
  • offender accommodation services

The tables give an overview which includes all adults' services sub-sectors. They focus in detail on the two most prominent sub-sectors: care homes for adults (CHA) and housing support/care at home (HSCAH) (shown in bold above).

The data used in the tables come from the Care Inspectorate’s Annual Returns (CIARs) for registered care services in Scotland and from the annual Scottish Local Authority Social Work Services (LASWS) returns for 2019.

The data tables and charts are available in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) and OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format. Additionally, the tables are available in non-proprietary Comma Separated Values (CSV) format, separately and together in a compressed ZIP file. The provision of the data in these formats is intended to facilitate its analysis and re-use.


Description File type File size (KB)  
All tables & charts (Excel 2010) .xlsx 96.0 Download
All tables & charts (Open document) .ods 55.2 Download
All tables (compressed files CSV) .zip 8.5 Download
Context and Overview .xlsx 31.0 Download 
CHA - Staff by service type and employer type .csv 0.5 Download
CHA - Services by employer type .csv 0.4 Download
CHA - Part time & full time staff by service type .csv 0.4 Download
CHA - Staff median hours & age .csv 0.4 Download
CHA - Staff job function .csv 0.7 Download
CHA _Staff by gender by service type .csv 0.6 Download
CHA - Staff contract type .csv 0.9 Download
HSCAH - Staff by service type and employer type .csv 0.4 Download
HSCAH - Services by employer type .csv 0.4 Download
HSCAH - Part time & full time staff by service type .csv 0.4 Download
HSCAH - Staff median hours & age .csv 0.2 Download
HSCAH - Staff job function .csv 0.3 Download
HSCAH - Staff gender .csv 0.4 Download
HSCAH - Staff contract type .csv 0.8 Download