The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

Published October 2023 (data correct as at 2022/23)

Next update due: Mid October 2024

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the adult social care workforce in England and the characteristics of the 1.52 million people working in it. Topics covered include: recent trends in workforce supply and demand, employment overview, recruitment and retention, demographics, pay, qualification rates, and future workforce projections.

Download a copy of the full report.

To download the data behind this visualisation, please see the Workforce estimates page.



Downloading the visualisation

  • There are additional notes about the data when you hover over the ( i ) buttons in the visualisation
  • Download the data behind the visualisation in the ‘Download area’ below
  • Download a PDF version of each page of the visualisation by clicking on the arrow found at the bottom right of the visualisation box
  • For information about how workforce estimates are created or our rounding and suppression rules, please visit our webpage on methodology
  • If you require data that isn’t available in the visualisation or available downloads, please contact us.



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