Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Teacher numbers

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This file contains information on the number of teachers in the United Kingdom, broken down by gender and school type.

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 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryFemale1258.165
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryMale59.59
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotal1318.215
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryFemale185269.06432
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryMale33363.58965

Variables in this data set

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


  1. In Scotland, figures include all providers of funded Early Learning and childcare, not only nurseries.
  2. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.
  3. In England and Scotland, total teachers includes centrally employed teachers.
  4. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.

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