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Data and publications

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We use the information collected in the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) to create robust estimates for the size of the whole adult social care sector and characteristics of the workforce. We add insight and interpretation via our workforce intelligence publications below.

This intelligence is only possible thanks to the care providers using ASC-WDS. You can contribute to the voice of social care by registering for an account. There are lots of other benefits for care providers including access to funding, free management of training records, and access to the ASC-WDS Benefits Bundle. 

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National

Reports covering information at the national (England) level. These include: ‘The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’, ‘Size and structure’, and ‘National analysis of mental health and learning disabilities and/or autism workforce information’.                                    

 

National reports and information

Regional

Reports looking at the adult social care sector and workforce within each region. There are nine summary reports alongside two data visualisations; one shows each region in turn and one compares key metrics across all nine regions. 

 

Regional reports and information 

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Reports displaying workforce information in your chosen local area. Geographies are split based on local authority area and Integrated Care Board (ICB) area. There are also written summary reports for each local authority area.

 

 

Local reports and information

 


 

Monthly tracking

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

Monthly tracking

Topics

View reports on key topic areas created using information from the ASC-WDS. Topics include registered managers, social work, and personal assistants.

 

Topics

Workforce estimates

Read about how we analyse and interpret the data we collect in the ASC-WDS. We create weighted workforce estimates to provide insight and workforce intelligence.

 

Workforce estimates


 

Release schedule of upcoming workforce intelligence publications

Trackers

  • Vacancy rates: Monthly - by 15th of the month
  • Filled posts: Monthly - by 15th of the month
  • ICB quarterly recruitment and retention: Quarterly (Q1 April, Q2 July, Q3 October, Q4 January)
  • International recruitment: Quarterly (Q1 April, Q2 July, Q3 October, Q4 January). Published after quarterly Ƶ Office figures are released. If these are delayed, this tracker will be delayed accordingly.

Annual reports

March 2024

  • Pay briefing

April 2024

  • Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Individual employers and personal assistants

May 2024

  • Social work education

June 2024

  • The size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

October 2024

  • The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England:
    • Data downloads and Workforce estimates 2023/24       
    • National summary reports for domiciliary care, care homes with nursing and care homes without nursing         
    • Regional information including visualisations, summary reports and data downloads
    • Local information including visualisations, summary reports and data downloads    
    • Registered managers visualisation         
    • Registered nurses visualisation   
    • Workforce nationality visualisation
  • Analysis of mental health and learning disabilities and/or autism workforce information:
    • National       
    • by ICB area

12 February 2025

  • The workforce employed by adult social services departments in England:
    • Social worker headline report and visualisation
    • Occupational therapists visualisation

February 2025

  • Apprenticeships

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