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The size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

Key findings

  • The number of people working in adult social care was estimated at 1.49 million.
  • The number of adult social care jobs in England as at 2018 was estimated at 1.62 million – this has increased by around 1.2% (19,000 jobs) between 2017 and 2018.
  • The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs was estimated at 1.13 million.
  • An estimated 18,5000 organisations were involved in providing or organising adult social care in England as at 2018. Those services were delivered in an estimated 39,000 establishments.

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