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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Number working in libraries
  2006-07 2001-2002  
  Professional staff Total staff Professional staff Total staff Source
Public libraries ¹
5,679
26,591
6,145
25,725
CIPFAc/LISU database
Staff per 10,000 population
0.94
4.39
1.05
4.38
 
Academic libraries ²
3,881
9,846
3,630
10,750
SCONUL
Staff per 1,000 FTE students
2.3
6.20
2.3
6.3
 
National libraries
 

¹ Staff in post on 31.3.07 and 31.3.02
² Staff in post on 31.7.07 and 31.7.02

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Archives workforce
  31.3.07
(GB)
31.3.02
(England & Wales
only)
Number of people employed in local authority archives
1,462
1,249
of which archivists
30.1%
32.4%
of which conservation staff
5.6%
7/8%
of which records management staff
4.2%
n/k
Source: CIPFAa, 2008, 2003    
Table updated Dec 09
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Museums workforce
Local authority museums E & W (FTE)
5,065
Source:  CIPFA, 2008
Table updated Mar 08
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