Regional and local workforce information

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The adult social care sector and workforce by region, 2017

It‘s crucial that the adult social care sector has clear and robust workforce intelligence, this will help reinforce its position as a major part of the economy. Good quality information about the workforce is vital to help improve the planning and quality of social care services, which will improve outcomes for people who use these services, both now and in the future.

These nine regional reports, produced by Skills for Care, provide information about the sector including; its size and shape, employment information, recruitment and retention issues, workforce demographics, pay, qualification rates and future workforce forecasts. This year marks 10 years since the launch of NMDS-SC online. That is 10 years of workforce intelligence helping shape and inform the sector.

Please select your areas of interest to see regional workforce intelligence

 on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the Eastern region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the Eastern region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 169,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 117,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 158,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the Eastern region was estimated to have increased by around 7% (by 11,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 36% (60,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 29.2%. This was approximately 40,000 leavers per year. Approximately a quarter (27%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

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Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the East Midlands region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the East Midlands region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 146,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 102,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 137,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the East Midlands region was estimated to have increased by around 14% (by 18,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 32% (50,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 28.1%. This was approximately 33,500 leavers per year. Approximately a quarter (27%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the London region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the London region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 217,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 147,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 203,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the London region was estimated to have increased by around 10% (by 20,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 27% (60,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 24%. This was approximately 37,500 leavers per year. Approximately a third (35%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the North East region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the North East region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 91,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 64,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 86,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the North East region was estimated to have increased by around 12% (by 10,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 27% (20,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 22.9%. This was approximately 16,000 leavers per year. Approximately a quarter (28%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the North West region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the North West region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 214,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 150,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 200,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the North West region was estimated to have increased by around 2% (by 4,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 27% (55,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 25.9%. This was approximately 43,000 leavers per year. Approximately a quarter (28%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the South East region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the South East region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 249,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 178,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 234,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the South East region was estimated to have increased by around 3% (by 7,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 37% (95,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 28.8%. This was approximately 59,000 leavers per year. A quarter (25%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the South West region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the South West region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 170,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 122,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 160,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the South West region was estimated to have increased by around 4% (by 7,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 53% (60,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 32%. This was approximately 45,000 leavers per year. Approximately a fifth (21%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the West Midlands region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the West Midlands region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 170,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 119,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 159,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the West Midlands region was estimated to have increased by around 7.5% (by 12,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 28% (50,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 28.4%. This was approximately 37,500 leavers per year. Approximately a quarter (27%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

 

Click here for a summary infographic

 

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk 

The information on this page provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The information is produced by Skills for Care using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) as at 2016/17 and various other sources.

Summary of key findings in the Yorkshire and Humber region

  • The number of adult social care jobs at 2016 was estimated at 156,000.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 111,000.
  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 147,000.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in the Yorkshire and Humber region was estimated to have increased by around 7.5% (by 11,000 jobs) between 2012 and 2016.
  • Based on population growth of those aged 65 and above, an increase of 28% (45,000 jobs) may be required by 2030.
  • Skills for Care estimates that the staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the adult social care sector was 28.9%. This was approximately 36,000 leavers per year. A quarter (25%) of employers have a turnover rate of less than 10%.

 

 

Click here for a summary infographic

Click here for adult social care workforce estimates in Excel

Workforce intelligence at a local authority area

For two page summary reports, which provide an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each local authority area, please click here.

Need more information? 

For bespoke analysis of workforce information at local level or to answer any specific questions you have about the adult social care workforce please contact analysis@skillsforcare.org.uk

 

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