Data on pay, turnover rates, number of jobs, vacancy rates, qualifications, and the demographic make-up of the sector for England by region is now available from Skills for Care online.
The data finds that the South East has the highest number of people working in the sector, at 241,000 people. The South East also has the highest number of adult social care jobs (filled posts) at 260,000.
Vacancy and turnover rates across the country paint a mixed picture. In London, the vacancy rate is highest at 8.9 per cent, whereas in Yorkshire and Humber the vacancy rate for 2020-21 is 5 per cent. Turnover rates vary from 30.9 per cent in the eastern region to 25 per cent in the North East.
Looking at mean pay rates, outside of London, the highest rates are paid in the South West and South East
The mean pay for a care worker employed by the local authority in London is £13.55 while for independent providers this is £9.70.
For independent provider care worker roles the South East offers the highest mean pay at £9.46. The South East also offers the highest mean pay for managerial positions outside of London across both local authority and independent provider roles at £20.99 and £14.51 respectively.
The South West offers the highest pay for local authority care worker roles at £10.92.