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Data Provider: Welsh Government Staff at Welsh HEIs by sex, institution, year, mode of employment, contract type and employment type
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[Collapse]Total (Welsh HEIs, Excludes the OU)20,21020,89541,105
Total (Welsh HEIs, Excludes the OU)Aberystwyth University1,4052,2953,700
Bangor University2,0051,9903,990
Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityUniversity of Wales Institute, Cardiff became Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2011.1,4551,5152,970
Cardiff UniversityFrom 2004/05 data include student enrolments that were previously classified under University of Wales College of Medicine due to a merger between the institutions in 20046,7307,08513,815
Glyndwr UniversityThe North-East Wales Institute for Higher Education (NEWI) became Glyndwr University in 2008.390565960
Swansea University3,3954,0907,480
The University of Wales (central functions).The data item has been rounded to zero7585
University of South WalesThe University of South Wales was formed on 11 April 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport3,3852,0255,405
University of Wales, Trinity Saint DavidTrinity College, Carmarthen and University of Wales, Lampeter merged in 2010 to form University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. In 2013 Swansea Metropolitan joined this partnership.1,4301,2602,690



Staff at Welsh Higher Education Institutions by sex, activity, and mode of employment

Last update

8th February 2022 8th February 2022

Next update

January 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Higher Education Staff Record, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Contact email

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation


Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description

Last update: 8th February 2022
Next update: January 2023
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Staff Record.

The new record covers all academic and non-academic staff who have a contract of employment with a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK.

Note that the figures for Welsh HEIs include staff and finance data for the University of Wales Registry. Staff figures relate to staff with contracts active at December 1st of the academic year in question.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collect data on students, staff and resources of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Further information about HESA and their data collections, including some online tables, can be found on their website

Data collection and calculation

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

These data provide information on the finance of Higher Education Institutions in Wales. The data are collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) directly from institutions. HESA publish data for all UK HEIs in their annual publication Resources of Higher Education Institutions.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects data on students, staff and resources of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. The data presented in this bulletin is taken from HESA's Staff Record which contains information on staff employed at UK HEIs. Further information about HESA and their data collections can be found via the weblinks.

Rounding applied

The presentation of figures in this table follows the principals of the HESA rounding strategy. The strategy is intended to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest 5. A summary of this strategy is as follows:
• Numbers less than 3 are rounded to 0 and represented as '.'
• All other numbers are rounded to the nearest 5

Total figures are also subject to this rounding methodology; the consequence of which is that the sum of numbers in each row or column may not match the total shown precisely.

Statistical quality

Figures are based on the HESA Staff Record. Data is required for all academic staff, and for non-academic staff if the contract is not atypical. Data also need not be returned for agency staff, self-employed staff, honorary contracts where the contract is not deemed to be a contract of employment and staff not employed by the HEI, but by a company consolidated into the HEI's accounts.

More information on the staff record for 2015/16 can be found in the HESA Staff in Higher Education definitions.

Between 2014/15 and 2015/16 the University of South Wales reported a significant drop in staff numbers. This was due to a combination of normal contractual changes and turnover of employees, limited institutional restructuring, a combination of HR and payroll systems, and a data cleansing exercise.