Adult Care Home Managers on the Register in Wales 2017 report now available

09 October 2017
Social Care Wales

The average adult care home manager is 49 years old, white and female. Over a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work in the private sector and have been in their current post for more than five years – this according to a new report about adult care home managers.

The report looks in detail at the 1,218 adult care home managers who were on the Register of Social Care Workers on 1 June 2017. 

The report includes statistics such as: 

  • The age and sex of the managers
  • the qualifications they hold
  • their employment information
  • where they are based
  • the groups of people they work with
  • whether or not they speak Welsh.

According to the report: 

  • 1,218 individuals were registered. This was a decrease since the last report of 3.6 per cent, from 1,263 on 1 June 2016.
  • The main source of those who joined the Register this year was managers starting in a new role during this period (63 managers, 42 per cent of those joining the Register).
  • The private sector continues to employ the most adult care home managers.
  • The average age of managers remains 49; Just under half (48.5 per cent) are over 50, and 21.5 per cent are 40 or under. 
  • 93.2 per cent of registered persons described themselves as White British, White Welsh or White Irish. 

The report is one of four annual reports produced by Social Care Wales that provide an overview of the people who are on the Register. 

The reports aim to give the social care sector a better understanding of the workforce. The other reports look at domiciliary care managers, residential child care managers and adult care home managers.

If you have any questions about the report, please email the registration team at