Vacancy rates: the figures in full

    Community Care’s exclusive investigation into vacancy rates in children’s and adults’ services departments in England found that 10.9% – or one in nine – posts were vacant nationally.

    The figures, collected from local authorities under the Freedom of Information Act, also found that the national vacancy rate in adults’ services stands at 12.1% compared with 13% for children’s services.

    The map below shows a regional breakdown of vacancy rates across children’s and adults’ services by region. The table beneath gives figures for children’s, adults’ and combined services by local authority.

    Regional breakdown

    Vacancy rates by local authority

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    Authority
    Total Vacancies(%)

    Children’s
    services vacancies (%)


    Adults’ services vacancies (%)
    Nationwide
    10.9

    13.0

    12.1
    Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council
    23.9

    22.4

    29.4
    Barnet London Borough Council
    8.6

    10.2

    6.5
    Barnsley Borough Council
    14.2

    14.9

    13.0
    Bath and North East Somerset Council****
    2.8

    3.2

    2.5
    Bedfordshire County Council
    16.9

    11.0

    23.9
    Bexley Council
    24.8

    23.4

    27.8
    Birmingham City Council*
    16.9


    Blackburnwith Darwen Council
    15.9


    Blackpool Council
    7.0


    Bournemouth Borough Council
    18.2

    16.4

    19.7
    Bracknell Forest Borough Council
    1.9

    2.0

    1.9
    Brighton and Hove City Council
    6.7

    4.5

    10.5
    Bristol City Council
    4.7

    5.5

    3.8
    Bromley London Borough Council
    18.5

    17.1

    20.2
    Buckinghamshire County Council*
    18.9

    22.7

    15.7
    Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
    12.5

    13.0

    12.2
    Calderdale Council
    4.2

    5.1

    3.4
    Cambridgeshire County Council
    8.2

    6.3

    10.5
    Cornwall County Council

    7.7

    Corporation of London
    14.3


    Coventry City Council
    23.5

    33.3

    15.0
    Cumbria County Council


    4.5
    Darlington Council
    9.7

    11.5

    8.7
    Derby City Council
    5.0

    1.9

    7.7
    Derbyshire County Council
    10.8

    9.9

    12.1
    Devon County Council
    14.2

    13.0

    16.2
    Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
    14.3

    19.3

    3.6
    Dorset County Council
    4.0


    Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
    11.4

    17.6

    7.9
    Durham County Council
    6.9

    4.5

    9.0
    East Sussex County Council
    2.8

    3.0

    2.6
    Gateshead Council
    10.0

    11.1

    8.8
    Gloucestershire County Council
    13.1

    19.7

    5.3
    Hammersmithand Fulham London Borough Council
    21.0

    14.3

    30.8
    Haringey London Borough Council
    27.2

    30.9

    17.3
    Harrow London Borough Council
    9.6

    2.8

    21.4
    Hartlepool
    4.3


    Havering London Borough Council
    17.3

    5.1

    29.9
    Hertfordshire County Council
    18.2


    Isles of Scilly Council
    0.0

    0.0

    0.0
    Kensington and Chelsea*
    6.8


    Kent County Council
    13.3

    16.8

    1.8
    Kingston Upon Hull City Council
    9.0

    7.1

    23.1
    Kirklees Metropolitan Council
    9.8

    9.9

    9.7
    Lancashire County Council
    12.9

    6.5

    23.9
    Leeds City Council

    4.1

    7.5
    Leicestershire County Council**
    12.1

    12.6

    11.6
    Lewisham London Borough Council
    3.8

    3.8

    3.7
    Lincolnshire County Council
    11.0

    13.5

    8.8
    Liverpool City Council***


    21.3
    London Borough of Camden
    19.4

    21.3

    16.8
    London Borough of Greenwich
    12.9


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