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Education workforce statistics

The EWC is an important data hub for information about registrants in schools and further education institutions. Our Register (the Register) of education practitioners holds a lot of unique data about the education workforce in Wales. As well as producing an annual Statistic Digest, we also produce specific analyses of the Register.

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Stats Digest 2017 EWCThe 2017 Statistics Digest can be viewed here

Some interesting facts - did you know..?

Based on those registered with the EWC on the 1 March 2017.

  • 89% of school learning support workers and 75% of school teachers in Wales are female. In FE, 59% of FE teachers and 67% of FE learning support workers are female;

  • The FE workforce is more mature than that of school teachers. 59% of FE teachers and 51% of FE learning support workers are age 45 years or over compared with 39% of teachers and 41% of learning support workers in schools;

  • the percentage of Welsh speaking registered school teachers (33%) exceeds the percentage of Welsh speakers living in Wales (23%); (Welsh Government Welsh Language Use Survey 2013/14) and the 19% able to speak Welsh in Wales (2011 Census);

  • Only 0.2% of registered school teachers have declared a disability in line with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are interested in finding out more click here for the current edition of the Annual Statistics Digest 2017.

Previous editions of this publication since 2002 are available to download here.

Further stand-alone analyses will be published over the coming months so look out for press releases, briefing meetings and twitter updates nearer the time.

ITET student results (Wales) – academic year 2016-2017 (5 Year Trend)

Each year we issue QTS certificates to students who have successfully completed a course of ITET. Numbers of students have been steadily decreasing in response to lowered intake targets for courses .


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