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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Average number of applications received per support staff post by local authority and vacancy medium
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[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.
WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales1.93.01.9
GwyneddNorth Wales2.51.52.5
ConwyNorth Wales1.92.92.6
DenbighshireNorth Wales2.67.05.9
FlintshireNorth Wales0.87.86.9
WrexhamNorth Wales1.05.34.5
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales2.02.72.5
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales2.93.13.0
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales3.36.46.0
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales7.99.48.3
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales2.96.26.0
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales2.74.74.6
BridgendCentral South Wales2.77.76.9
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales2.28.26.8
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales2.817.013.9
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales2.06.56.1
CaerphillySouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable10.610.6
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable4.44.4
TorfaenSouth East Wales3.110.08.9
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales1.83.63.4
NewportSouth East Wales0.610.39.3
CardiffCentral South Wales3.69.69.4


General description

The data covers different aspects of the school workforce in Wales, using the data collected from the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC).

Data collection and calculation

School's data are derived from the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC) returns in November each year.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Academic Year 2020/21

Users, uses and context

Figures relate to teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, foreign language assistants, ALN coordinators and ALN support staff only.

Revisions information

The methodology to calculate the number of vacancies advertised and the average applications per post has been revised since last year so that each post advertised is only counted once. More information on this can be in the 'School Workforce Annual Census: Background Information'.


Average number of applications received per teaching assistant post by local authority

Last update

July 2023 July 2023

Next update

July 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

School Workforce Annual Census

Contact email


Experimental statistics

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

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

Statistical quality

The information collected for 2021 and 2022 have not undergone a formal final validation period. However, various stages of automated validation and sense-checking are built into the process to ensure a high quality of data to inform policy making. A final validation period is being considered to be introduced for future collections for schools and LAs to review the information they return, and re-submit their data where errors are identified prior to publication.


SWAC; Support Staff; Workforce; Vacancies; Posts; Applications