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Data on part and full-time staff, qualifications and Welsh speakers as at 31 March 2019.

Main points

  • 21,071 staff were directly employed by local authority social services departments, comprising 11,261 (53%) part-time staff and 9,810 (47%) full-time staff.
  • There were 16,426 whole-time equivalent directly employed staff.
  • 12,891 (77%) of relevant staff held a required or recommended occupational qualification.
  • 3,461 (16%) of staff were Welsh speaking.


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