Workforce gender 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
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GroupNumber of jobsPercentage of jobs
 Male238,00017.6 %
 Female1,115,00082.4 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows that, in your selected categories, 82.4 % of jobs are held by females and 17.6 % by males.

It is well known that the adult social care sector, on average, has a high proportion of female workers. However, these proportions do vary for some job roles.
What resources can help me?
The ‘attract more people’ section of Finding and keeping workers has lots of guidance to help you to recruit a more diverse workforce, with a specific section about recruiting more men into social care. 

Knowing more about your workforce can help you to develop a good workforce plan that ensures you have the right people with the right knowledge, skills, values and experience to meet the changing needs of your business. This includes ensuring that your workforce reflects the people you’re supporting, including the gender balance.
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