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Adult Social Care Workforce Statistics Released by NHS Digital Today

NHS Digital has today published the latest information on the number of adult social care staff who work for local authorities in England.

This report covers the 109,300 workers employed by local authorities in adult social care services – accounting for approximately 7 per cent of the total adult social care workforce in England.

Personal Social Services, Staff of Social Services Departments, England 2017 contains information about the number of staff working in adult social care for local authorities as at September 2017.

The publication also includes figures detailing the size and structure of the adult social care workforce employed by local authorities since 2011.

Further details include demographic information such as the age, gender and ethnicity of the workforce, as well as details of average annual salaries by staff groups, the number of workers on zero hours contracts and the average number of sick days taken per year, compared with the independent sector and the overall workforce in England.

Read the full report:

Personal Social Services, Staff of Social Services Departments in England

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