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Local authority social services staff numbers

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  • Release date: 16 October 2014
  • Period covered: Year ending 31 March 2014
An annual report presenting data on part and full time staff, qualifications and Welsh speakers.

Key points

  • 23,780 staff were directly employed by social services departments, comprising just over 13,000 (56 per cent) part-time staff and just under 11,000 (44 per cent) full-time staff.
  • The whole-time equivalent (WTE) number of directly employed staff decreased by 425 from 31 March 2013 to stand at 18,046.
  • 14,619 (65 per cent) of staff held a required or recommended qualification.
  • 4,476 (20 per cent) of the total number of staff were Welsh speaking.


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