Statistics: school workforce

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


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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.


  1. School workforce in England: November 2014

    • National Statistics
  2. School workforce in England: November 2013

    • National Statistics
  3. School workforce in England: November 2012

    • National Statistics
  4. School workforce in England: November 2011

    • National Statistics
  5. School workforce in England: November 2010 (provisional)

    • National Statistics
  6. School workforce in England (including pupil to teacher ratios and pupil to adult ratios): January 2010

    • National Statistics