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Local authority social services staff numbers

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  • Release date: 30 November 2017
  • Period covered: Year ending 31 March 2017
An annual report presenting data on part and full time staff, qualifications and Welsh speakers.

Key points

  • 20,678 staff were directly employed by social services departments, comprising just over 11,497 (56 per cent) part-time staff and 9,181 (44 per cent) full-time staff.
  • There were 15,574 whole-time equivalent (WTE) directly employed staff at 31 March 2017.
  • 12,412 (76 per cent) of relevant staff held a required or recommended qualification.
  • 3,383 (16 per cent) of staff were Welsh speaking.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6186
Email: stats.pss@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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