Teachers: Older Workers

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers in (a) Sheffield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) the UK are over 60-years old.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

In November 2015, 1.4% of full-time equivalent teachers employed in state funded schools in Sheffield were aged 60 and over. This compares with 1.7% of teachers in Yorkshire and 2.3% of teachers in England.

These figures are derived from the November 2015 School Workforce Census.

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