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Click here to sortHigher level teaching assistantHigher level teaching assistant (HLTA)Click here to sortTeaching assistantsTeaching assistants or aides employed in the classroomClick here to sortForeign language assistantsForeign language assistants or language supportClick here to sortSEN/ALN co-ordinatorIncludes individuals where SEN/ALN co-ordinator is their main role only.Click here to sortSEN/ALN support staffSEN/ALN support staffClick here to sortSchool business managerSchool business manager or equivalentClick here to sortPastoral support staffClick here to sortICT staffClick here to sortAdministration staffClick here to sortScience and laboratory techniciansClick here to sortLibrarians and library assistantsClick here to sortMatrons/nurses/medical staffMatrons or nurses or medical staff (including NHS employees)Click here to sortExaminations officers/InvigilatorsClick here to sortMidday supervisorsClick here to sortAdvisory staffClick here to sortOther support staff
[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.1,81015,725302503,6003751,1152902,84533570352552,27551,85530,860
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 Wales35335*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.955105555.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.30*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.15595
GwyneddNorth Wales105475*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.2351515158515*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable5*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable10980
ConwyNorth Wales80530.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.11015551511510*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable560.The data item is not applicable451,045
DenbighshireNorth Wales90505.The data item is not applicable1511510651511010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.535.The data item is not applicable751,050
FlintshireNorth Wales95725*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1513030245251402010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10190.The data item is not applicable701,710
WrexhamNorth Wales70820*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.151452540101255*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable1070.The data item is not applicable401,380
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales60640*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.107515352012515.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1545*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1701,230
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales20380*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.585*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.15.The data item is not applicable6015*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable515.The data item is not applicable115720
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales75695*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.5140155015115155.The data item is not applicable5125.The data item is not applicable301,290
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales701,015.The data item is not applicable1522530401513520*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10195.The data item is not applicable751,850
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales851,5505352752510030215255515*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable752,450
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales70890.The data item is not applicable104010201512010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.105.The data item is not applicable301,320
BridgendCentral South Wales50570*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.5275105515150205*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.40155.The data item is not applicable1151,470
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales105595.The data item is not applicable1527535251511520*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1010125*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.851,440
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales1801,070*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10360257515245255*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.30170*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.2002,415
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales65345.The data item is not applicable545515*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.45*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.70.The data item is not applicable40650
CaerphillySouth East Wales120725.The data item is not applicable1018020501517025*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable25245.The data item is not applicable651,650
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales55300.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.905105555.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1080*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.25645
TorfaenSouth East Wales65445*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.125153510805*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable1075.The data item is not applicable60935
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales55380.The data item is not applicable560525.The data item is not applicable9510*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.70.The data item is not applicable35740
NewportSouth East Wales95845*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.514520351017520*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.15155.The data item is not applicable751,605
CardiffCentral South Wales1751,895*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.4038040110303353510.The data item is not applicable15245.The data item is not applicable4053,710

Metadata

Title

Support staff (headcount) by local authority, region and category

Last update

July 2023 July 2023

Next update

July 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

School Workforce Annual Census

Contact email

EducationWorkforceData@gov.wales

Designation

Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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. In 2019, there were 4 schools out of 1,502 (99.7% return rate) that did not submit a SWAC school return. For these schools the total number of staff was estimated using a scaling factor derived by comparing staff headcount numbers returned in SWAC and the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) by schools with similar characteristics within the same local authority. The estimated figures for the missing schools have been recorded as ‘unknown’ for breakdowns by specific characteristics (e.g. sex, age).

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

From 2019/20 onwards.

Users, uses and context

As SWAC is an individual level collection there may be instances where a workforce member is recorded against multiple roles within the same school or in multiple schools. For local authority staff headcount, as part of the linking and aggregation process, those teachers with more than one role (e.g. working part-time in two schools) have their information combined into one record for each local authority they appear in, recorded against the highest grade for that individual.
For Wales level headcount, the same rationale is applied where teachers with more than one role (e.g. working part-time in two schools) but in different local authorities have their information combined into one record, recorded against the highest grade for the individual. For this reason, where information is published by local authority the sum of local authorities may not equal to the Wales figure published.

Due to changes to calculation of headcounts for 2020, figures for 2019 are not directly comparable to future years figures. See our 'School Workforce Census Results' statistical release and accompanying ‘School Workforce Annual Census: Background Information’ for further detail.


Rounding applied

* = numbers greater than zero but less than five. Support staff numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.


Keywords

SWAC; Support Staff; Workforce

Statistical quality

The information collected for 2019, 2020, 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.