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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Number working in libraries
  2005-06 2000-2001  
  Professional staff Total staff Professional staff Total staff Source
Public libraries ¹
5,853
26,506
6,491
26,770
CIPFAc/LISU database
Staff per 10,000 population
0.97
4.40
1.09
4.48
 
Academic libraries ²
3,797
10,565
3,608
9,792
SCONUL
Staff per 1,000 FTE students
2.2
6.2
2.3
6.3
 
National libraries
 

¹ Staff in post on 31.3.06 and 31.3.01
² Staff in post on 31.7.06 and 31.7.01

Table updated Aug 07
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Archives workforce
  31.3.06
(GB)
31.3.01
(England & Wales
only)
Number of people employed in local authority archives
1,408
1,234
of which archivists
30.6%
33.0%
of which conservation staff
6.0%
7.9%
of which records management staff
6.5%
n/k
Source: CIPFAa, 2007, 2002    
Table updated Oct 07
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Museums workforce
Local authority museums E & W (FTE)
5,199
Source:  CIPFAb, 2007
Table updated Oct 07
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Museums and galleries staff in England by employment type (2006)
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Source: VisitBritain, 2007b
FT = full-time     PT = part-time
Graph updated Oct 07
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