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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Teaching / working through the medium of Welsh by local authority
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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.13,0003,20520,49515,485.The data item is not applicable52,185
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 Wales9804565*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable1,095
GwyneddNorth Wales1,88555135.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2,075
ConwyNorth Wales730245745210.The data item is not applicable1,930
DenbighshireNorth Wales585125625490.The data item is not applicable1,830
FlintshireNorth Wales2401951,1701,040.The data item is not applicable2,645
WrexhamNorth Wales325160790915.The data item is not applicable2,195
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales460165910610.The data item is not applicable2,150
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales84014017545.The data item is not applicable1,195
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales460125765585.The data item is not applicable1,935
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales1,615320750445.The data item is not applicable3,135
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales6202401,5551,495.The data item is not applicable3,910
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales415135850805.The data item is not applicable2,200
BridgendCentral South Wales2801301,465665.The data item is not applicable2,550
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales3801401,270905.The data item is not applicable2,700
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales8352701,7251,135.The data item is not applicable3,970
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales10070350400.The data item is not applicable920
CaerphillySouth East Wales5651701,265890.The data item is not applicable2,890
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales5550610295.The data item is not applicable1,015
TorfaenSouth East Wales25075630535.The data item is not applicable1,490
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales8525680490.The data item is not applicable1,280
NewportSouth East Wales220951,4751,065.The data item is not applicable2,855
CardiffCentral South Wales1,1002252,5002,445.The data item is not applicable6,265

Metadata

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. Teacher numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.


Title

Teachers teaching / working through the medium of Welsh by local authority, region and category

Last update

July 2024 July 2024

Next update

July 2025 (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

Keywords

SWAC; Teachers; Workforce; Welsh Language

Statistical quality

The information collected from 2019 to 2023 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.