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 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 - 2021
- Cover MHOs: 2014 - 2021
- Age and gender of the MHO workforce: 2007 - 2021
- Ethnicity of the MHO workforce: 2008 - 2021
- MHO trainees: 2008/09 - 2021/2022
- MHO leavers: 2009 - 2021
- MHO vacancies & shortfalls: 2006 - 2021
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2020.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) supports workforce planning in the social service sector by publishing information on the sector’s workforce. This includes data on those undertaking qualifications relevant to work in the sector.
These tables provide SVQ provision data separately for social services and healthcare (primarily Adult services) and Children and Young People frameworks as well as the proportion of SVQ activity made up by Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) in Scotland.
As well as the 2019-21 data these tables also show historic data (2016-17 onwards) in order to allow comparison.
This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. It uses data from our LA Post Types publication and adds in some contextual population data from National Records of Scotland. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.
These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland.
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