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Abstract

The NMDS-SC gathers information about the social care sector. It has been designed to gather information about services and information about the social care workforce.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Details on social care staff from private and voluntary sectors in terms of: Turnover and vacancy rates, Pay, Qualifications, Age and Gender, Retention and its relationship to age, gender and experience
Variables
http://www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk/[…]/view.aspx?id=NMDS-SC data items
Keywords
Staff, headcount, employment
Identifier Variables
LA, care provider
Economic/Subject Categories
Employment, Labour
Area of Health System
Social care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
NMDS-SC
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

Social care workforce in England. Sample size depends on Year. For example, in July 2007: *Total Number of Staff Employed 261,004
*Permanent Staff 243,305
*Permanent Staff (%) 93.2%
*Temporary Staff 17,699
*Temporary Staff (%) 6.8%
*Vacancies 9,312
*Vacancy Rate 3.4%
*Employed Staff Started 42,049
*Employed Staff Started (%) 16.1%
*Employed Staff Left 46,711
*Turnover Rate 17.9%

Availability
The NMDS-SC online
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk/content/gateway.aspx?id=5, http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk
Contact
Tel: 08458730129, nmds@skillsforcare.org.uk
Publications
http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/files/pdfs/Migrant_Care_Workers/MCW%20report%20-%20final%20-%20website%20version.pdf