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The type of work staff undertake in English higher education institutions falls into two main categories:
Just over half of staff are in the second category.
Over the ten years, professional and support staff numbers increased by 8 per cent to reach almost 150,000 in 2012-13.
In the same period, numbers of academic staff employed at higher education institutions have increased by more than twice that amount: by 20 per cent to reach 125,900 in 2012-13.
A third category – atypical academic staff – are mostly those on very short or flexible contracts (see Note 1). They showed a decrease of 16 per cent in numbers (13,385) in the seven-year period 2004-05 to 2012-13.
For the first time in 2012-13 detailed information on job types is available:
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