Data set from School workforce in England

Teacher characteristics

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Teacher Full Time Equivalent and headcount numbers by type of school and characteristics including age group, working pattern, grade and ethnicity (additional file at school level). 

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Full-time equivalent
  • Headcount
  • Characteristic
  • Type of school
Time period
2010/11 to 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal state-funded schoolsTotal (National - Regional - LA)TotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal453813.4645500764.7925
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded nursery and primaryTotal (National - Regional - LA)TotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal221152.9178249149.214
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryTotal (National - Regional - LA)TotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal140779.1101159574.7656
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nurseryTotal (National - Regional - LA)TotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal1196.791346
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained primaryTotal (National - Regional - LA)TotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal139582.3201158228.7656

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
full_time_equivalentFull-time equivalent
school_typeType of school


  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. An unqualified teacher in a LA maintained school is either a trainee working towards QTS; an overseas trained teacher who has not exceeded the four years they are allowed to teach without achieving QTS or instructors with a particular skill who can be employed where no qualified teacher is available.
  3. Figures for each ethnic group are based on the total number of staff where the ethnic details were provided. Figures for refused and not obtained are available, and should always be considered alongside any analysis, as the size of these ‘unknown’ groups may be comparable to the groups being examined.

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