A new report we’ve published reveals an estimated 84,134 people work in the social care sector in Wales.
We collected data for the Social care workforce report with the help of local authorities and commissioned providers in the summer of 2022.
This is the second time we’ve collected data about the entire social care workforce in Wales as a single exercise.
We changed the collection process for 2022 based on what we learned from the previous year. As a result, we received data of higher quality.
This meant we could make more accurate estimations this time around, but the changes also mean it’s difficult to accurately compare the 2022 figures with those from 2021.
All 22 local authorities in Wales returned data to us, along with 68 per cent of commissioned providers – made up of commercial businesses, not-for-profit and third-sector organisations.