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.


Date 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

October 2018

Local authority post types 2017

26 Oct 2018

These spreadsheets present 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.

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2017 detailed workforce information

03 Oct 2018

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 2017.

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August 2018

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017

31 Aug 2018

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017.

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June 2018

The Economic Value of Adult Social Care

07 Jun 2018

Adult social care contributes £3.4b to Scottish economy

The adult social care sector contributes £3.4 billion to the Scottish economy, a new report into the economic impact of the sector has found. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published the report today, at the same time as the UK, England, Northern Ireland and Wales published similar reports.

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November 2017

Mental Health Officers (MHO) data 2016 - additional tables

15 Mar 2018

These spreadsheets present additional MHO data for 2016 that does not appear in the 2016 MHO report or in the full MHO time series data. In November 2017, data was provided for 2016 on filled MHO posts and estimated average weekly hours on MHO work by health board, MHOs in Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), MHOs by contract type and MHOs by employee status. In March 2018, further data was provided for 2016 on a) MHOs by post type, sub-sector and MHO type, and b) MHO contracted hours, work hours and % work hours of contracted hours by post type, sub-sector and MHO type. It is hoped the additional data will prove useful to users at local and national level and we welcome feedback on it, directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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