Fair Work in Scotland’s Social Care Sector 2019

Key Facts

202,090 Whole time equivalent staff employed in the Social Care Sector - 83% are women

£3,92 billion of economic value from the adult social care sector[1]

13% of the workforce work over 50 hours a week

20% of the workforce are not on permanent contracts

15% of social care workers work unpaid overtime

11% of the workforce are on zero hours contracts

£9.79 average hourly pay