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Annual Education Workforce Statistics

EWC Annual Education Workforce Statistics for Wales 2023

Key findings

Every year we publish a detailed breakdown of the education workforce in Wales. This covers a wide range of practitioners across the groups we register. Prior to May 2023 these were:

  • teachers and learning support staff in school and further education (FE) settings
  • qualified youth workers and youth support workers
  • work-based learning (WBL) practitioners

Practitioners in the independent sector have been required to register with the EWC since May 2023. They are therefore not included in this publication, but will be included in future publications from 2024.

The statistics we produce come from our Register of Education Practitioners (the Register). The real-time Register provides detailed and comprehensive data on all registered groups.

As at 1 March 2023, there were 88,748 individuals registered with us.

Read the Annual Education Workforce Statistics for Wales 2023 .

How is our data different?

The data we provide is unique and is not available through any other organisation or body. For that reason, it should not be compared with other sources such as the Welsh Government’s School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC).

Our statistics differ in that we report on the whole education workforce in Wales. For the school sector in particular, unlike the SWAC, our data is more comprehensive. This is because it includes all supply teachers, peripatetic workers, and others providing education or training in a range of education settings. We also hold significant historic data – in the case of teachers, this is 20+ years. This enables us to provide extensive trend information.

We calculate the percentages quoted on ethnicity, national identity, and Welsh language from the total number of registrants. This includes those where the value is unknown. The percentage of ‘unknowns’ in each area is noted for completeness.

Previous workforce statistics

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