Workforce ethnicity profile
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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
* Data suppressed if total is fewer than 10
Your data...
GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 White1,065,00078.8 %
 Mixed27,0002.0 %
 Asian90,0006.6 %
 Black157,00011.6 %
 Other14,5001.1 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows that, in your selected categories, 78.8 % of jobs are held by individuals with a white ethnic background.

Typically, ethnicity of the adult social care workforce varies by region, with London having a more ethnically diverse workforce and the North East having a less diverse workforce.
What resources can help me?
We've identified the following relevant resources:
  • The ‘attract more people’ section of Finding and keeping workers has lots of guidance to help you to recruit a more diverse workforce.
  • Our Moving Up Programme is designed for experienced managers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are looking to step-up and establish themselves within senior leadership roles. It was developed in recognition of the importance of having a more representative leadership profile in the sector.
  • If you employ care workers for who English is a second language, our core skills resources can help you to develop their English skills. They include a practical guide for managers and free learning activities. You could also use Standard 7 of the Care Certificate induction standards that focuses on the importance of communication in social care.
  • If you’re a social care manager, Standard 7 of the Managers Induction Standards covers ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ and how to embed this into a new or aspiring social care manager’s practice.
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