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Implications of labour markets for the social care workforce: report
Appendix C: Comparison of Social Care Workforce and the Scottish Workforce

Appendix C: Comparison of Social Care Workforce and the Scottish Workforce

Characteristic Social care Scotland[162]
Gender
Female 85% 49%
Male 15% 51%
Age
Under 25 years 10% 13%
25 to 34 years 19% 22%
35 to 44 years 19% 62%[163]
45 to 54 years 26%
55-64 years 20%
Over 64 years 2% 3%
Not know/prefer not to say 3% -
Ethnicity
White 80% 96%
Mixed 0% <1%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Other 1% 1%
Unknown 17% -
Geography
Larger cities 30% 39%
Urban with substantial rural 32% 33%
Mainly rural 29% 25%
Islands and remote 4% 3%
Mode of working
Full-time 50% 66%
Part-time 50% 34%
Vacancies
Vacancy rate 38% 20%
Of which, hard-to-fill vacancy rate 45% 42%

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