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Local Government Employment

Local Government Employment

This section provides a summary of local government employment for Scotland and by Local Authority.

 

Based on Headcount employment

Total employment in Local Government (including Scottish Local Authorities, Valuation Joint Boards, and Regional Transport Partnerships) decreased by 1,020 (-0.4%) from 243,000 in Q2 2016 to 242,000 in Q2 2017. 

Quarterly time series of local government employment is available in the web tables.

 

Changes to Police and Fire Service Classification

in April 2013, single services for Police and Fire were introduced and these services were reclassified from local to central government.

This reclassification has resulted in approximately 29,000 staff (headcount) moving to the central government category from local government. Also, from Q2 2013 onwards the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), previously known as the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) is included within the Police and Fire Services category rather than in Other Public Bodies category.

 

Related Local Government staffing information:
 
Social Services

For further information on the official source for social work staffing, published by the Scottish Social services Council, please see:

http://www.sssc.uk.com

 

Teachers

Official Statistics for teacher numbers are included in the Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland publication, produced by the Scottish Government, see:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/PubTeacherCensus

Local Government Employment - links to excel tables

Table 8: Local government employment by staffing group; Scotland, Headcount, Q1 1999 to present

 

Table 9: Local government employment by staffing group and Local Authority; Scotland, Headcount, Q1 2000 to present

 

Table 10: Local government employment by local authority and gender; Scotland, Headcount, Q1 2011 to present

 

Table 15: Local government employment by staffing group and Local Authority; Scotland, Full-time equivalent, Q1 1999 to present

 

Table 16: Local government employment by local authority; Scotland, Headcount, Full-time equivalent, Q1 2000 to present

 

Table 17: Local government employment by local authority and gender; Scotland, Headcount, Full-time equivalent, Q1 2011 to present

 

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