Statistics: school workforce

Statistics on the size and characteristics of the schools' workforce in state-funded schools.

The number and characteristics of teachers, teaching assistants and other non-classroom-based school support staff, collected through the annual school workforce census.

The statistics include:

  • teachers’ salaries
  • qualifications
  • sickness absence levels
  • number of teaching vacancies

For secondary school teachers, we publish statistics on:

  • the curriculum subject taught
  • whether teachers have qualifications in the subjects they teach
  • the hours spent teaching by subject

Statistics from May 2010 onwards are available on GOV.UK. You can find our archived statistics on the National Archives. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

Further documents analysing the teacher workforce are available.


Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 17 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added national statistics publication 'School workforce in England: November 2020'.

  2. Added 'School workforce in England: November 2019' to the collection.

  3. Added 'School workforce in England: November 2018'.

  4. Added 2017 statistics, link to teacher workforce statistics and analysis and link to survey.

  5. Added 'School workforce in England: November 2016'.

  6. Added 'School workforce in England: November 2015'.

  7. Added 'School workforce in England: November 2013'.

  8. First published.