You can visit our Scottish Social Service Workforce Data website to use a wide range of tools, visualisations and datasets to help you to use the data to plan your workforce for the future.
Some key facts from our 2015 Workforce Data report:
- The size of the workforce has increased to 203,200 people, an increase of 1.8%. This makes the workforce the largest it has been since these reports began in 2008 and approximately 7.8% of Scottish employment.
- The three largest sub-sectors are housing support/care at home, care homes for adults and day care of children; together, these sectors account for almost 77% of the workforce.
- The percentage of men working in the sector remains at 15%, although it is more than double in criminal justice and residential children’s services.