Data set from School workforce in England

Teacher sickness absence

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Teacher sickness absence in state funded schools including average number of days (all teachers) and total teachers taking absence.


Data set details

Theme
Teachers and school workforce
Publication
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Average number of Days - all teachers
  • Average number of days taken
  • Percentage taking absence
Time period
2014/15 to 2018/19

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_namelaestaburnTotalTeachersTakingAbsencePercentageTakingAbsenceTotalNumberDaysLostAverageNumberDaysTakenAverageNumberDays-Allteachers
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001England29204855.722161987.64.2
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England28934454.521582977.54.1
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001England29012754.821398647.44.1
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England27407654.420252317.44
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001England2841465421332537.54.1

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
AverageNumberDays-AllteachersAverage number of Days - all teachers
AverageNumberDaysTakenAverage number of days taken
PercentageTakingAbsencePercentage taking absence
TotalNumberDaysLostTotal Number of Days lost
TotalTeachersTakingAbsenceTotal teachers taking absence

Footnotes

  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. The total teachers taking sickness absence and total days taken are estimates based on the schools that were able to make a full absence return. They are only available for England as a whole and not by region, local authority or school. For further details please see the methodology document.

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