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We deliver two annual surveys to gain data and information on the social care workforce in Wales.


The Social Worker Workforce Planning provides numbers of social workers employed in local authorities and the projected workforce over the next three years.

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Social Worker Workforce Planning 2018-19
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Social Worker Workforce Planning 2017-18
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Social Worker Workforce Planning 2016-17
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Social Worker Workforce Planning 2015-16
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Social Worker Workforce Planning 2014-15

The Social Care Workforce Development Partnership provides information on the workforce of external care providers commissioned by local authorities in Wales.

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Social Care Wales - workforce profile 2018: Commissioned Care Provider Services
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Social Care Wales – workforce profile 2018: Local Authority Regulated Services
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Social Care Wales Workforce Development Programme (SCWWDP) – workforce data analysis 2017: Local Authority Regulated Services
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Social Care Wales Workforce Development Programme (SCWWDP) – workforce data collection 2017: Commissioned Care Provider Services
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Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) workforce data collection 2016: the findings