Data set from Children's social work workforce

Characteristics of social workers (including totals)

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Characteristics of children and family social workers in post at 30 September by FTE and headcount. Data is provided for overall totals, age, gender, ethnicity (headcount only), time in service and organisation role.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children's social work workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • % of children and family social workers at 30 September
  • Number of children and family social workers at 30 September
Filters
  • Characteristic type
  • Count type
Time period
2017 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_namecountcharacteristiccharacteristic_typenumberpercentage
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFTETotalTotal32502z
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastFTETotalTotal2101.4z
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestFTETotalTotal4541.2z
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberFTETotalTotal3687.3z
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsFTETotalTotal2421.3z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type - Filter by characteristic type
countCount type - Filter by count
numberNumber of children and family social workers at 30 September
percentage% of children and family social workers at 30 September

Footnotes

  1. Age at 30 September of the reporting year.
  2. Full-time Equivalent (FTE) figures are calculated by aggregating the total number of hours that social workers are contracted to work and dividing by the standard hours for their grade. FTE figures exclude social workers for whom FTE information was missing or not known.
  3. Time in service for social workers in post at 30 September is calculated as the time in years from when the worker started in a children and family social worker role at the local authority to 30 September of the reporting year.
  4. From 2021 onwards children and family social workers whose ethnicity was recorded as Chinese have been included in the ‘Asian’ ethnic group, whereas previously they were included in the ‘other ethnic group'. As a result of this change, 2021 data for these two ethnic groups is not directly comparable with earlier years.
  5. Headcount is a count of all individual children and family social workers, regardless of their working pattern: where a social worker holds more than one post within a local authority, only one post is counted (refer to the methodology section for more information).

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