Regional comparisons

Document type
Corporate author(s)
Skills for Care (Organization)
Skills for Care
Date of publication
1 December 2010
NMDS-SC briefing; 13
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) breifing focuses on regional information. The briefing looks at similarities and variations across each of the nine regions of England, including comparisons of NMDS-SC coverage, workforce estimates, demographics, pay information and an overview of four future workforce scenarios set out in the Skills for Care State of the Adult Social Care Workforce Report 2010. In all regions, the majority of workers are involved in direct care work (62-72%). Registered managers in every region account for 1%-2% of workers, senior care workers made up 4%-7% and care workers made up an average of 58%, ranging from 52% in Eastern to 63% in the East Midlands. As expected there was little variation of gender, age and age of entry to the sector across regions. Differences in gender are a little more apparent as staff increase in seniority. The proportion of males in managerial job roles is higher (20%) than in direct care roles (16%). Care workers have an average age of 40, senior care workers of 43 and registered managers of 48 years.

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