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General staff numbers

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. 

Statistical First Release 198

Overview of 2012/13 HESA staff data

Table 1 All staff by occupation, mode of employment and sex
Older Statistical First Releases

Staff publication

Table 1 Staff by institution
Previous years

Introduction - sector level tables and charts
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
Older publications (click on 'Contents' for tables)

Definitions

Staff in UK HE institutions 2004/05 to 2012/13
Academic year Academic Non-academic Total
2012/13 185585 196935 382515
2011/12 181385 196860 378250
2010/11 181185 200605 381790
2009/10 181595 205835 387430
2008/09 179040 203720 382760
2007/08 174945 197510 372455
2006/07 169995 194165 364160
2005/06 164875 190535 355415
2004/05 160655 185650 346305
All staff by activity group and mode of employment 2012/13
Activity Full-time Part-time Total
Academic staff 122500 63085 185585
Managerial, professional & technical staff (non-academic)
70815 19330 90140
Clerical staff 40880 23805 64685
Manual staff 20300 21805 42105
Total 254490 128025 382515

Academic staff

Academic staff are defined as professionals responsible for planning, directing and undertaking academic teaching and research within HE institutions.

Statistical First Release 198

Overview of 2012/13 staff data including:

Table 2 Summary of academic staff
Older Statistical First Releases

Staff publication

Table 1 Staff by institution
Previous years

Press Release 200 - academic staff by age and sex

Introduction - sector level tables and charts
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
Older publications (click on 'Contents' for tables)

Definitions

Academic staff by professor status and gender 2012/13
Gender Professor Other academic Total academic
Female 3870 78795 82670
% female 21.7% 47.0% 44.5%
Male 14010 88905 102915
% male 78.3% 53.0% 55.5%
Total 17880 167700 185585
Academic staff by academic employment function 2012/13
Activity Full-time Part-time Total
Teaching only 10730 36065 46795
Teaching and research 75710 18890 94600
Research only 34810 7540 42350
Neither teaching or research 1250 590 1840
Total 122500 63085 185585
Academic staff by terms of employment 2012/13
Activity Full-time Part-time Total
Open-ended/permanent 91635 27960 119595
Fixed-term contract 30865 35125 65990
Total 122500 63085 185585

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Publications

HESA publications are downloadable collections of the most useful data in Excel tables.

Staff in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13 - comprehensive coverage of the HESA Staff Record. Demographic and contract characteristics of academic and non-academic staff in UK HE.

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Read the introduction online - includes 12 free Excel tables to download and 11 charts summarising all aspects of the HESA Staff Record

Staff
in Higher
Education Institutions
Staff in Higher Education Institutions

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Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2011/12 - summary of HE data from HESA, UCAS, SLC, OECD, Labour Force Survey and more.

See the full contents

Read the introduction online - includes 11 free Excel tables to download and 8 charts summarising all aspects of higher education, including five year trends.

2012/13 publication due Aug 2014 

Higher Education
Statistics
for the UK
Higher Education Statistics for the UK

Older publications for 1994/95 to 2005/06 can be downloaded for free from the Publications Archive.

External sources

Related statistics published by other organisations. These links are to external websites for which HESA is not responsible.

UCEA - Universities and Colleges Employers Association
HE Workforce Survey 2013

UCU - University and College Union
HE publications and reports

Frequently asked staff statistics questions

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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 2012/13
Cost centre Female Male Total
Clinical medicine 11040 10155 21190
Clinical dentistry 635 835 1470
Nursing & allied health professions 6755 2300 9055
Psychology & behavioural sciences 3595 2410 6005
Health & community studies 2320 1240 3555
Anatomy & physiology 790 815 1605
Pharmacy & pharmacology 980 1045 2025
Sports science & leisure studies 910 1455 2365
Veterinary science 615 545 1160
Agriculture, forestry & food science 490 610 1100
Earth, marine & environmental sciences 1180 2305 3485
Biosciences 5345 6895 12240
Chemistry 1015 2740 3755
Physics 745 3525 4275
General engineering 675 2720 3395
Chemical engineering 235 640 875
Mineral, metallurgy & materials engineering 270 780 1050
Civil engineering 360 1385 1750
Electrical, electronic & computer engineering 530 3305 3835
Mechanical, aero & production engineering 665 3470 4135
IT, systems sciences & computer software engineering 1375 5030 6410
Mathematics 995 3275 4270
Architecture, built environment & planning 1165 2595 3760
Geography & environmental studies 790 1335 2130
Area studies 130 180 315
Archaeology 285 380 665
Anthropology & development studies 410 455 865
Politics & international studies 960 1780 2740
Economics & econometrics 715 1830 2540
Law 2430 2470 4900
Social work & social policy 1690 950 2640
Sociology 1380 1350 2730
Business & management studies 5475 8090 13570
Catering & hospitality management 370 370 740
Education 6080 3310 9390
Continuing education 605 415 1020
Modern languages 3635 2030 5665
English language & literature 2545 2060 4610
History 1280 2045 3330
Classics 285 310 590
Philosophy 315 775 1085
Theology & religious studies 265 500 765
Art & design 4115 4370 8480
Music, dance, drama & performing arts 2830 3930 6765
Media studies 1575 2275 3845
Total academic services 685 510 1195
Central administration & services 795 855 1645
Staff & student facilities 320 225 540
Premises 15 40 55
Residences & catering 10 5 15
Total 82670 102915 185585
Grouped cost centre data in Table K

Definitions

Q. What proportion of professors are female?

A. In 2012/13, 21.7% of professors were female. See Academic staff above.

Q. How many staff are from ethnic minorities?

Staff by Ethnicity 2012/13
Ethnicity Academic Non-academic Total
White 149245 167095 316340
Black 2740 5400 8135
Asian 13875 9860 23735
Other (including mixed) 5375 3620 8990
Unknown 14355 10960 25310
Total 185585 196935 382515
More detail in publication intro, Table F, Table G

Q. How many HE staff are employed in my region?

Staff by region of institution 2012/13
Region Academic Non-academic Total
England 155485 160910 316395
North East 6810 9520 16325
North West 17250 18395 35645
Yorkshire and The Humber 14145 17645 31785
East Midlands 12600 14025 26625
West Midlands 12275 16200 28475
East of England 12745 12195 24940
London 38565 31180 69740
South East 30460 28525 58980
South West 10645 13230 23875
Wales 9565 10465 20030
Scotland 17225 22075 39300
Northern Ireland 3305 3485 6790
Total 185585 196935 382515
Staff by institution (2007/08 to 2012/13): Free online data tables

Q. What is the age profile of academic staff?

Chart showing breakdown of staff by age group and gender. See press release for underlying data.
Background data in Press Release 200