Workforce turnover 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 leavers in the last 12 months is recorded. From this, turnover rates are calculated by dividing leavers by directly employed staff (permanent and temporary workers only). 


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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Number of employeesTurnover rate
1,265,00030.7 %
What is this telling me?

In the last 12 months, the turnover rate in the selected categories was 30.7 %. 

Turnover rates vary by job role, sector and service. It can be one of the biggest costs to care organisations and is a major influence on the experience of service users.

What resources can help me?
We’ve identified the following relevant resources: 
  • The ‘keep your people’ section of Finding and keeping workers has lots of practical resources to help you to reduce your turnover rate.
  • Our values based recruitment and retention toolkit will help you recruit people with the right values. This can help you to find people who are the right fit for your organisation and who are more likely to stay. 
  • I Care…Ambassadors are care workers that deliver careers events such as talks and activities to promote social care careers. Joining can help you to develop your workers and increase their motivation, making them more likely to stay. 
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