Find reports here on key topic areas created using information from the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS).


Monthly tracking

In addition to our annual reports of the adult social care workforce, we track monthly changes to staff, vacancy rates, and days lost due to sickness using data from the ASC-WDS.

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consultancyRegistered managers

Read what the data tells us about this vital part of the adult social care workforce.

Find information on how many are employed, turnover and vacancy rates, experience, demographics, and much more.

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healthRegistered nurses

Find out about trends and employment information relating to this profession working within the adult social care sector and workforce in England. 

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local-authoritiesIndividual employers and personal assistants

Read information about direct payment recipients and their personal assistants in England. This report includes key figures about the size and profile of the personal assistant workforce including turnover rates and pay rates. 

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Workforce nationality

Read about the nationality of workers within adult social care and information on international recruitment.

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Social work

This page contains key information and reports about social workers including information on the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) workforce and on social work education using data from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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More people start apprenticeships in adult social care than any other sector.

Read about the number of starts, levy, comparisons with other sectors and participation and achievement information.

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Occupational therapists

Find out more about occupational therapists working within local authorities in the adult social care sector. The data visualisation contains headline information, recruitment and retention, demographics and pay information compared to all filled posts within local authorities.

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Learning disability and autism workforce

Links to reports giving a detailed overview of this part of the workforce including estimates of its size and the characteristics of its workers.

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LD and autism

Pay in the adult social care sector

This report provides the most up-to-date overview of pay rates for care workers in the adult social care sector as at December 2023 in England.

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