Full time and part time working
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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.
  • The employer determines what constitutes a full-time position (i.e. there is not a minimum number of hours requirement to record an individual as full-time). 
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
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GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 Full-time695,00051.2 %
 Part-time500,00036.9 %
 Neither161,00011.9 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows that, overall, 51.2 % of jobs within your selected categories are full-time, while 36.9 % are part-time. The remainder are neither full- nor part-time (jobs without set hours).

Full/part-time status usually differs by job role. There tends to be a higher proportion of managerial roles on full-time contracts than direct care roles.
What resources can help me?
We’ve identified the following relevant resources:
  • Workforce planning guide to ensure you have the right people in place to make your business work.
  • Finding and keeping workers has practical resources to help you recruit and retain workers
  • Think Care Careers has information about the different job roles current and potential social care workers could do.
  • I Care…Ambassadors are care workers who do careers events such as talks and activities to promote social care careers. Joining can help you find new and develop existing workers.
  • Hosting an Apprentice is a cost-effective and low-risk way to grow your workforce.
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