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Local authority social services staff numbers

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  • Release date: 14 October 2015
  • Period covered: Year ending 31 March 2015
  • Next update: 12 October 2016
An annual report presenting data on part and full time staff, qualifications and Welsh speakers.

Key points

  • 22,562 staff were directly employed by social services departments, comprising just over 12,700 (56 per cent) part-time staff and just over 9,800 (44 per cent) full-time staff.
  • There were 17,026 whole-time equivalent (WTE) directly employed staff at 31 March 2015.
  • 12,484 (76 per cent) of relevant staff held a required or recommended qualification.
  • 2,903 (14 per cent) of staff were Welsh speaking.

Contact

Tel: 029 2080 3625
Email: stats.pss@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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