Scottish Social Services Workforce 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.
2020 detailed workforce information
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 2020.
The Adults' services workforce tables - 2020
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.
Local authority post types 2020
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.
Mental Health Officers time series data
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
Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2019
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.
The Children's Services Workforce 2019 Tables
These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland.