Regional and local workforce information

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Helping you plan for the future 

These reports are regularly published by Skills for Care using data from the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) and share the latest data and information about our sector.

Each report gives an overview of the adult social care workforce by region and local authority area in easy to follow sections, and shares the following information:

  • the population and age profile (i.e how many people might need care in the future)
  • whether the ageing population is likely to increase (helpful for service planning)
  • how many workers are employed 
  • how many and what type of organisations deliver care
  • how many jobs there are and the types of jobs ie managerial, frontline workers
  • the profile of the workers by age, gender and ethnicity
  • how qualified the workforce are
  • the recruitment and retention issues facing the area
  • average pay rates.

The reports use data collected by the NMDS-SC to create workforce models that, in turn, allow us to produce estimates of the whole adult social care workforce. This ensures that the results are not affected by any uneven levels of data coverage in the NMDS-SC.

Compiled and produced by the Workforce Intelligence Analysis Team, each report is accompanied by an infographic and can all be found in the sections below.

A paper copy of each can be ordered by emailing marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk. Please note that we're only able to post limited copies.

  • The total population in the Eastern region is 5.8 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 22% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 1,900 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 4,100 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 161,500 jobs in the adult social care sector which are performed by 155,500 people
  • The average age of a worker is 43 years old and just under a quarter of workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the East Midlands is 4.5 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 22% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 1,400 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 3,400 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 134,000 jobs in the adult social care sector in the East Midlands performed by 129,000 people 
  • The average age of a worker is 42 years old and one in five workers is aged over 55 years old.

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the London region is 8.2 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 23% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 3,400 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 5,700 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 211,000 jobs in the adult social care sector performed by 201,500 people.
  • The average age of a worker is 44 years old and one in five workers is aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the North East is 2.6 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 21% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 600 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 2,000 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 86,500 jobs in the adult social care sector in the North East performed by 83,000 people.
  • The average age of a worker is 43 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic.  Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the North West is 7.1 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 18% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 2,100 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 5,100 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 216,500 jobs in the adult social care sector in the North West performed by 207,000 people
  • The average age of a worker is 43 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the South East is 8.6 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 23% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 3,100 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 6,800 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 242,000 jobs in the adult social care sector in the South East performed by 233,000 people
  • The average age of a worker is 42 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  •  The total population in the South West is 5.3 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 21% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 2,100 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care and 4,600 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 173,500 jobs in the adult social care sector in the South West performed by 167,000 people.
  • The average age of a worker is 42 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in the West Midlands is 5.6 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 19% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 1,800 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 4,100 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 161,500 jobs in the adult social care sector in the West Midlands performed by 155,000 people. 
  • The average age of a worker is 43 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old. 

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

  • The total population in Yorkshire and Humber is 5.3 million.
  • The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to increase by 20% by 2025.
  • There are an estimated 1,600 organisations involved in providing or organising adult social care, and 3,700 establishments or care providing locations.
  • There are an estimated 153,000 jobs in the adult social care sector in the region performed by 146,500 people.
  • The average age of a worker is 42 years old and one in five workers are aged over 55 years old.

To find out more, view the report. You can see highlights for the region and workforce in our infographic. Access further regional information.

 

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