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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.1,84515,175302053,4153701,0053002,85533070402402,15552,00530,035
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 Wales35345.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.855105605.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.35*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10605
GwyneddNorth Wales105500.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.2001015158515*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 applicable20980
ConwyNorth Wales80510.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.11015451511010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable555.The data item is not applicable501,020
DenbighshireNorth Wales85460.The data item is not applicable1012010602011010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1035.The data item is not applicable701,000
FlintshireNorth Wales95720*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1511525205251552010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.15190.The data item is not applicable651,655
WrexhamNorth Wales70860.The data item is not applicable151052535151305*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1070.The data item is not applicable501,395
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales60590*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.59015352512015.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.2055*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1701,195
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales25335*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.580*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 applicable110680
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales90680.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.140154510115155.The data item is not applicable5145.The data item is not applicable451,310
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales80975.The data item is not applicable1023535302014015*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10125.The data item is not applicable1151,785
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales851,540525270259525210205515.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1002,425
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales70860.The data item is not applicable54010151512010*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.120.The data item is not applicable251,295
BridgendCentral South Wales45540*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.5255105015145205*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.35165.The data item is not applicable1251,415
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales100555.The data item is not applicable1526030201513020*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1010130.The data item is not applicable1001,390
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales190980*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10355257515240305*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.30145*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.2152,330
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales65305.The data item is not applicable540*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.20*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.45*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.60.The data item is not applicable50605
CaerphillySouth East Wales125705.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.160204015170255.The data item is not applicable10240.The data item is not applicable601,580
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales50275.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.9010105555.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1080*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.35635
TorfaenSouth East Wales65420*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.110153010755*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable1075.The data item is not applicable65890
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales60345.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.60520.The data item is not applicable955*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 applicable40710
NewportSouth East Wales80785*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.1014020251017020*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.10130.The data item is not applicable801,485
CardiffCentral South Wales1901,890103535035105303303510.The data item is not applicable15210.The data item is not applicable4103,665

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

June 2022 June 2022

Next update

June 2023 (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.

Revisions information

An improved methodology for accounting for duplicate records was introduced which may have led to some small revisions to the breakdown of some staff characteristics in the headcount data for 2019.

Statistical quality

The information collected for 2019, 2020 and 2021 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.

Keywords

SWAC; Support Staff; Workforce