Data set from School workforce in England

Support staff characteristics

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Headcount and Full time Equivalent of support staff by type of school and characteristics including post held, age group and ethnicity (additional ancillary 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
  • Full-time equivalent percent within gender post
  • Headcount
  • Characteristic
  • Type of school
Time period
2011/12 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal state-funded schoolsPostTeaching assistantsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal275812.3666390925.0951100100
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded nursery and primaryPostTeaching assistantsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal181521.818274294.2933100100
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryPostTeaching assistantsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal110782.2241168777.8282100100
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nurseryPostTeaching assistantsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal1912.25252669.5100100
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained primaryPostTeaching assistantsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal108869.9716166108.3282100100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
fte_percent_within_gender_postFull-time equivalent percent within gender post
full_time_equivalentFull-time equivalent
headcount_percent_within_gender_postHeadcount percent within gender post


  1. Gender unclassified numbers in 2021 are higher than previously seen. This is as a result of a known data quality issue in a small number of census returns. For more information, please see the methodology for this release.

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