An annual report presenting data on part and full time staff, qualifications and Welsh speakers.

Key points

  • 20,680 staff were directly employed by social services departments, comprising 11,323 (55 per cent) part-time staff and 9,357 (45 per cent) full-time staff.
  • There were 15,707 whole-time equivalent directly employed staff.
  • 12,727 (77 per cent) of relevant staff held a required or recommended occupational qualification.
  • 3,526 (17 per cent) of staff were Welsh speaking.


Local authority social services staff numbers, as at 31 March 2018
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