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Employer type trends

Chart 6.3 shows the change in the number of jobs between 2009 and 2014 by employer

type. It shows that jobs for all employer types (except for local authorities) have grown

since 2009.

The majority of the total increase came from new jobs for independent employers which

increased by around 23% (225,000 new jobs). Jobs for direct payment recipients were the

fastest growing part of the sector, increasing by around 36% (35,000 new jobs). The

number of local authority jobs decreased over the period by around 27% (-50,000 jobs).

Charts 6.4 to 6.7 look at these changes in more detail.

Chart 6.3: Estimated change in number of adult social care jobs by employer type in

England, 2009-2014

The number of adult social care jobs for independent employers has increased year on

year since 2009 by roughly 4% per year. The growth in this part of the sector is mainly

down to an increase in domiciliary care jobs (see Chart 6.8).

The percentage of all adult social care jobs that are in the independent sector has also

increased since 2009 (from 73% to 77%).

Chart 6.4: Estimated trend for independent sector jobs, 2009-2014

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