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.

September 2021

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.

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Local authority post types 2020

09 Sep 2021

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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August 2021

Mental Health Officers time series data

27 Aug 2021

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

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March 2021

Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2019

05 Apr 2021

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.

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The Children's Services Workforce 2019 Tables

19 Mar 2021

These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. 

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December 2020

Adults' services workforce tables - 2019

18 Dec 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 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

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