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Data on the total number of staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions on the 1st of December in each academic year. For more details about academic staff see the section below.
Table A All staff by activity, contract, mode, gender
Table C Non-academic staff by employment variables and gender
Table F All staff by employment variables and ethnicity
Table G Ethnic minority staff by ethnicity, contract, activity
Table H All staff by employment variables and disability
Table I Disabled staff by disability and activity
|Staff in UK HE institutions 2004/05 to 2011/12|
|All staff by activity group and mode of employment 2011/12|
|Managerial, professional & technical staff||69545||18670||88215|
Academic staff are defined as professionals responsible for planning, directing and undertaking academic teaching and research within HE institutions.
Overview of 2011/12 HESA staff data including:
Academic staff by:
Table B Employment variables and gender
Table D Headcount inflow and outflow
Table E Age and salary (full-time only)
Table J Clinical, professorial, gender, source of salary (full-time)
Table K Cost centre group, source salary, gender (full-time)
Table L Academic employment function, gender, mode, terms
|Academic staff by professor status and gender 2011/12|
|Gender||Professor||Other academic||Total academic|
|graphic from Press Release 187|
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HESA publications are downloadable collections of the most useful data in Excel tables.
Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2011/12 - comprehensive coverage of the HESA Staff Record. Demographic and contract characteristics of academic and non-academic staff in UK HE.
Read the introduction online - includes 12 free Excel tables to download and 11 charts summarising all aspects of the HESA Staff Record
Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2011/12 - summary of HE data from HESA, UCAS, SLC, OECD, Labour Force Survey and more.
Read the introduction online - includes 11 free Excel tables to download and 8 charts summarising all aspects of higher education, including five year trends.
Older publications for 1994/95 to 2005/06 can be downloaded for free from the Publications Archive.
Related statistics published by other organisations. These links are to external websites for which HESA is not responsible.
HEFCE - HE Funding Council for England
Staff Trends and profiles 1995-96 to 2010-11
THE - Times Higher Education
Average salaries of full-time academic staff by institution
Q. How many staff are there in [academic department]?
A. The HESA staff record collects the 'Cost Centre' allocated to each staff member. This is an accounting practice that can be used as a proxy for academic departments.
|Academic staff by cost centre 2011/12|
|Anatomy & physiology||745||800||1545|
|Nursing & paramedical studies||6640||2370||9010|
|Health & community studies||3170||1525||4690|
|Psychology & behavioural sciences||3460||2405||5865|
|Pharmacy & pharmacology||930||1015||1945|
|Agriculture & forestry||385||495||880|
|Earth, marine & environmental sciences||1180||2225||3405|
|Mineral, metallurgy & materials engineering||270||795||1065|
|Electrical, electronic & computer engineering||560||3480||4040|
|Mechanical, aero & production engineering||620||3305||3925|
|Architecture, built environment & planning||1180||2665||3845|
|IT & systems sciences, computer software engineering||1410||5085||6495|
|Catering & hospitality management||320||365||685|
|Business & management studies||5635||8310||13945|
|Humanities & language based studies||5570||6100||11670|
|Design & creative arts||6480||7775||14260|
|Sports science & leisure studies||850||1350||2200|
|Total academic services||560||430||990|
|Central administration & services||630||775||1405|
|Staff & student facilities||225||125||350|
|Residences & catering||5||5||5|
|Grouped cost centre data in Table K|
Q. What proportion of professors are female?
A. In 2011/12, 20.5% of professors were female. See Academic staff above.
Q. How many staff are from ethnic minorities?
|Staff by Ethnicity 2011/12|
|Other (including mixed)||5055||3540||8595|
|More detail in publication intro, Table F, Table G|
Q. How many HE staff are employed in my region?
|Staff by region of institution 2011/12|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||13945||17325||31270|
|East of England||12690||12345||25035|
|Staff by institution (2007/08 to 2011/12): Free online data tables|