Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Teachers numbers

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Number of Full-time equivalent teachers in the United Kingdom by phase and gender.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Full-time equivalent number of teachers
  • Gender
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamFemale46332
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamMale26643.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotal72975.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryFemale1258.165
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryMale59.59

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_fte_teachersFull-time equivalent number of teachers


  1. Totals include teachers with 'other' or 'unknown' gender.
  2. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.
  3. In England and Scotland, total maintained teachers include centrally employed teachers not included in the school phase breakdowns.
  4. Figures for independent schools in Scotland are unavailable.
  5. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.
  6. Figures for independent schools in Wales are unavailable for 2019/20.

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