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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Total staff by local authority and working hours
[Collapse]Workforce TypeBreakdown of type of staff in the Welsh Youth service covering all delivery staff and all other staff involved in providing the service [Filtered]
[Collapse]Workforce Type 1[Filter]
Workforce Type 2[Filter]
Area Code[Filter]
YearFinancial Year End [Filtered]
[Collapse]Working HoursNumber of individuals full time / part time and full time equivalents [Filter]
Working Hours 1
[Collapse]Local Authority22 local authorities plus entry for all Wales[Filter]
Local Authority 1
[Collapse]Total number of individualsClick here to sortTotal number of individuals
Click here to sortNumber of full-time individualsClick here to sortNumber of part-time individualsClick here to sortNumber of full time equivalent part-time staffThis is the pro-rata full time equivalent of part time staff based on hours worked.Click here to sortTotal number of full time equivalent staffThis is the number of full time staff, plus the pro-rata full time equivalent of part time staff based on hours worked.
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities3,0947,1701,5844,67810,264
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of AngleseyNo data provided for 2016-17 or 2018-19. Data for membership, accreditation, venues and settings not available for 2014-15 or 2015-16.  Data from 2013-14 used for 2014-15...|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available
Neath Port Talbot18353139222714
Vale of Glamorgan95362108203457
Rhondda Cynon Taf2909818308388
Merthyr Tydfil13317265198305
Blaenau Gwent13626350186399



Youth service workforce - All staff by type and working hours

Last update

10 June 2021 10 June 2021

Next update

June 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Youth Service data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English only

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

The information presented here shows breakdown of total staffing levels in the Welsh Youth Service by local authority and working hours.

Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from local authorities as at 31 March each year. Please refer to the guidance notes and data collection form for a description of the criteria for each question and details of the format in which the data are collected (see weblinks).

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

For the 2010-11 and 2011-12 surveys, there has been a considerable amount of work on guidance and definitions to ensure a consistent approach between authorities, to clarify some known issues with earlier surveys, and to reflect current policy. As such, this dataset does not contain any direct comparisons with years prior to 2010-11, as it would provide an inaccurate picture in terms of qualitative outcomes and impact. Data for prior years can be found in the sub-folder ‘Data to 2009-10’.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied


Revisions information

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

As these data also form part of other data collections, for example counts of properties which are compliant with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, it is possible that the data will be subject to minor revision in due course. If necessary, for example where revisions are significant, these amendments will also be included in a revised formal release of data (see weblinks).

Statistical quality

Please find more on this in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.
Note that the quality of the data collected through this survey continues to develop, as centrally we improve the guidance and definitions used within the survey, and locally youth services refine their management systems, which were purchased using funding from the Welsh Government revenue grant allocation for 2009-10, to ensure that all the data gathered for the audit is robust, current and accurate. Both of these issues impact upon the comparability of data from year to year.


Youth service, Children, Young people, Workforce, Registered members, Contacts, Accreditations, Income, Expenditure, Settings, Projects