Workforce sickness rates
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.
  • The number of sickness days each worker has had in the past 12 months can be recorded. The average number of sickness days and bands are calculated from this.
  • Sickness can be recorded to the nearest half day.   
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 jobsAverage sickness days
 Zero730,00053.9 %
 6 or less345,00025.3 %
 Between 6.1 and 20120,0008.8 %
 More than 2070,0005.1 %
What is this telling me?
This dashboard shows the average number of sickness days in the past 12 months for your selected categories. Sickness days are also grouped and the proportion of jobs within each group is shown. 
Sickness rates usually vary by employer type, with higher rates in local authorities than the independent sector.
What resources can help me?
Finding the right people, and developing and motivating them, can help reduce sickness rates. Useful resources include:
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