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Society, Health and Development

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In 2008, 9908 people in Barnsley were working in the health industry. 5603 of these work in medical related careers, 1388 in residential care work, 1074 in child day care employment and 1843 work in some kind of social work careers. The figures are made up of:

  • Male Full Time Workers 1130
  • Male Part Time Workers 429
  • Female Full Time Workers 4161
  • Female Part Time Workers 4189
  • Male 1559
  • Female 8349
  • Total 9908
  • Full Time Workers 5290
  • Part Time Workers 4618

8227 people work in education related careers in Barnsley and this is made up of:

  • Male Full Time Workers 1095
  • Male Part Time Workers 405
  • Female Full Time Workers 2866
  • Female Part Time Workers 3862
  • Male 1500
  • Female 6728
  • Total 8227
  • Full Time Workers 3961
  • Part Time Workers 4266

Yorkshire and Humberside...

  • The health sector employs an older workforce than the average for the whole economy. Only 6% of the region's health workforce is aged 16-24.
  • 75% of the regional health workforce is female.
  • The largest occupational group within the health workforce is nurses, accounting for 19% of the total. This is followed by nursing auxiliaries at 11% and medical practitioners at 8%.
  • Future employment in the health industry in the region is predicted to grow by 19,000 people between 2007-2017. When taking into account the need to replace staff who leave, the sector will need to recruit an additional 97,000 people over this 10 year period.
  • The largest expansion in numbers is predicted in the caring personal services occupations which includes nursing auxiliaries and nursery nurses.

(Skills for Care: The State of the Adult Social Care Workforce in England, 2008, Skills for Health: Skills and Labour Market Intelligence, Yorkshire and The Humber Briefing, 2009, Annual Business Inquiry, NOMIS).

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