The Adults' services workforce tables - 2020

21 Sep 2021

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 2020 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 2020.

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) .xlsx 96.0 Download
  All tables & charts (Open document) .ods 55.2 Download
  All tables (compressed files CSV)  .zip 8.5 Download
1 Context and Overview .csv 1.7 Download
2 Subsector and Employee type  .csv 0.9 Download
3 Headcount 2011, 2019 and 2020, .csv 0.7 Download
4 Services 2011,2019 and 2020    .csv 0.4 Download 
5 CHA - Services by employer type .csv 0.4 Download
CHA - Staff by service type and employer type .csv 0.5 Download
7 CHA - Median hrs and age .csv 0.4 Download
8 CHA - Part time & full time staff by service type .csv 0.4 Download
9 CHA - Staff by gender by service type .csv 0.4 Download
10  CHA - Staff job function .csv 0.7 Download
11  CHA - Staff contract type .csv 0.9 Download
12  HSCAH - Services by employer type .csv 0.4 Download
13  HSCAH - Staff by services type and employer type .csv 0.4 Download
14  HSCAH - Staff median hours & age .csv 0.4 Download
15 HSCAH - Part time & full time staff by service type .csv 0.2 Download
16  HSCAH - Staff gender .csv 0.3 Download
17  HSCAH - Staff job function .csv 0.4 Download
18 HSCAH - Staff contract type .csv 0.8 Download

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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