Detailed data

Since March 2012 we have published more detailed workforce data at a local authority level. This data can be downloaded below. Each file comes with its own guidance document explaining what data is available inside it.

January 2024

2022 detailed workforce information

08 Jan 2024

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 2022.

We created this spreadsheet to provide you with more detailed information about the workforce than is currently available in the Workforce Data Report. The spreadsheet will allow you to interrogate the data in detail at a local authority area level.

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If you have any enquiries about these tables, please contact:

Zara Gall
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 If you have general enquiries about the SSSC’s workforce intelligence publications, please contact:

Mike Docherty
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December 2023

2022 Children's Services Workforce Tables

19 Dec 2023

These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2022 Workforce Data.

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October 2023

Provisional Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2022

30 Oct 2023

Due to the delay in the publishling of the 2022 mid-year population estimates by the NRS we are publishing a Provisional Interactive Social Worker Data Tool for 2022. 

The tool will be updated and republished shortly after the mid-year population estimates are made available.

The latest version of the tool can be donwloaded below

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Local Authority Post Types 2022

05 Oct 2023

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.

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May 2023

2021 Children's Services Workforce Tables

18 May 2023

This file contains The Children’s Services Workforce 2021 Tables. These tables look at the workforce in children’s services in Scotland broken by sub-sector, and focuses in detail on the three sub-sectors which can be split further (day care of children, residential child care, and school care accommodation). It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data.

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December 2022

2021 detailed workforce information

21 Dec 2022

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.

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