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Public Sector Employment Links

Revisions Policy

Scottish Government's revisions policy for the quarterly publication of Public Sector Employment statistics.

UK Public Sector Employment Statistical Bulletin

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish UK estimates of public sector employment at the same time as the Scottish Government.

ONS PSE Statistical Bulletin

Regional Public Sector Employment

Estimates of public sector employment in each government office region are published quarterly by ONS.

Regional PSE

Scottish Government Workforce Information publication

This Official Statistics publication presents data on the Scottish Government’s workforce for each quarter from 2012. The statistics show: numbers of directly employed staff by category, numbers of non-directly employed workers by category, staff sickness absence, and staff diversity information.

Scottish Government Workforce

Annual Civil Service Statistics

ONS publish annual Civil Service employment statistics. These statistics provide more detailed information by ethnicity, gender, disability, age and earnings for Q1 each year. It is recommended that the Quarterly Public Sector Employment statistics are used when seeking to measure the size of the civil service over time.

Annual Civil Service Statistics

National Public Bodies Directory

Most recent headcount figures for national devolved public bodies in Scotland.

National Public Bodies Directory