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.
|Oct 23||Social worker filled posts and vacancies six-monthly survey||Here|
|Sep 23||The 2022 Staff vacancies in care services report||Here|
|Sep 23||Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2022 Workforce Data||Here|
|Sep 23||Register annual report 2022 to 2023||Here|
|Aug 23||Mental Health Officers time series data 2006 to 2022||Here|
|Aug 23||Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022||Here|
|Aug 23||2022-2023 SVQ Tables||Here|
|Jun 23||Movement of Day Care of Children Staff Report||Here|
|May 23||2021 Children's Services Workforce Tables||Here|
|Dec 22||The Adults' services time series 2011 to 2021||Here|
|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|
|Jul 22||2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables||Here|
|Jun 22||Residential Child Care report 2022||Here|
|Oct 21||Workforce Skills Report 2021||Here|
|July 19||The Demand for Social Workers 2019||Here|
|Quarterly||Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 27/03/2023)||Here|
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.
This page provides MHO workforce data for the full period for which data is available, as follows:
- Filled MHO posts, headcount and contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE): 2006 - 2022
- Cover MHOs: 2014 - 2022
- Age and gender of the MHO workforce: 2007 - 2022
- Ethnicity of the MHO workforce: 2008 - 2022
- MHO trainees: 2008/09 - 2022/2023
- MHO leavers: 2009 - 2022
- MHO vacancies & shortfalls: 2006 - 2022