Adult social care sector and workforce report in London, 2019

Published November 2019

This page provides information about the adult social care sector and workforce in the London region. Below is the 2019 London report, an interactive visualisation, key findings and further resources. This is the latest information available from the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS), taken from local authorities as at September 2018 and from independent sector employers as at March 2019.

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Downloading the visualisation

  • The data behind the visualisation can be downloaded here.
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Key findings  

  • There were 232,000 jobs in the adult social care sector in London. 191,000 of these were within the local authority and independent sectors.
  • The turnover rate of directly employed staff was 27.5%, equivalent to approximately 48,000 leavers over the year.
  • It was estimated that 9.3% of roles were vacant, equivalent to 18,000 vacancies at any one time.
  • The majority of the workforce were British (62%), 14% (26,000 jobs) had an EU nationality and 25% (48,000 jobs) had a non-EU nationality.
  • Since the introduction of the mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) care worker pay in the independent sector increased at a higher rate than previous years. 


Further resources

  • Two interactive visualisations, and summary reports, showing information about the local authority areas in England can be found here.
  • The ‘state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’ report and interactive visualisation can be found here.
  • To support the publication of workforce intelligence publications, we have published an adult social care workforce estimates excel file, which can be found here.