Workforce age profile
Tell me about this report...
The information shown in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates.
 
Data collected in the NMDS-SC is used to create workforce models which, in turn, allow for estimates of the whole adult social care workforce to be produced. This means that the analysis can be representative of all adult social care workers even if the NMDS-SC has uneven levels of data coverage.
 
You can read more information about the data on our website. 
Help and guidance
Information in this dashboard is from Skills for Care's weighted workforce estimates and includes the local authority and independent sectors only. Jobs within the NHS or for direct payment recipients are not included in these workforce estimates.
 
  • Please note that information has been rounded and may not sum to the totals.
  • Independent sector information is correct as at March 2018.
  • Local authority information is correct as at September 2017. 
 
For help and guidance please see dashboard FAQ’s, the e-guide, the tutorial video or call NMDS-SC support on 0845 873 0129. 
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Workforce estimates 2017/18
Your data...
GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 24 and under130,0009.6 %
 25 to 34285,00021.0 %
 35 to 44270,00020.1 %
 45 to 54345,00025.6 %
 55 to 64270,00019.9 %
 65 and over52,0003.9 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows the number of workers by age bands, as well as the average age of the workforce in the selected categories.

Typically age varies by job role, with managerial roles having an older average age than direct care workers.
What resources can help me?
There are lots of resources to help you to attract and recruit workers of all ages.

•  The ‘attract more people’ section of Finding and keeping workers has lots of guidance to help you to attract and recruit workers of all ages including those at the beginning of their career and older workers.
•  Guidance about employing 16-18 year olds.
•   Apprenticeships are a great way to attract and recruit workers of all ages and adult social care qualifications can help you to ensure that all workers have the skills and knowledge needed for their roles.
What other reports can help me?