Data set from Further education workforce

Characteristics of further education workforce

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Characteristics of the further  education workforce. There are breakdowns for gender, ethnicity, disability status and age. Data provided for the following providers types: General Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Private Sector Public Funded Providers and Other Public Funded Providers.

Data set details

Further education
Further education workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Headcount percent of staff within category
  • Number of staff (headcount)
  • Age group
  • Disability status
  • Ethnicity major
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGeneral FE College incl TertiaryAdminFemaleTotalTotalTotalTotal19716.170329670371.3504870974939
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGeneral FE College incl TertiaryAdminMaleTotalTotalTotalTotal7457.395604395626.987432140998
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGeneral FE College incl TertiaryAdminIdentifies in another wayTotalTotalTotalTotal26.71428571428570.0966758384769837
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGeneral FE College incl TertiaryAdminPrefer not to sayTotalTotalTotalTotal432.5659340659341.56540492303116
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandGeneral FE College incl TertiaryAdminTotalUnder 25TotalTotalTotal3361.8901098901112.1662824421804

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
disability_statusDisability status
ethnicity_majorEthnicity major
ethnicity_minorEthnicity minor


  1. This release shows data for further education providers in England. The location that a provider is based in has been determined from the main site/head office recorded in the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) database in the Department for Education. This records the main site only and may not cover all locations or regions that a provider operates.
  2. All percentages and rates are rounded to 1 decimal place. Where figures have rounded to 0.0%, this may not necessarily indicate zero staff present for this measure.
  3. National figures have been scaled to account for providers who did not respond to the Further Education Workforce Data Collection. Therefore national figures are an estimate. Regional figures have not been scaled and are based on responding providers only.
  4. Management roles may include some teaching staff with additional responsibilities, or some managers of staff in support or admin roles. The types or number of managers may differ across provider types.

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