Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018

Published: 12 Jun 2018
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788519380

A snapshot of employment as at March 2018 with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

Supporting files

Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018
Table 5: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

Supporting files

Table 5: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations 2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions 2
Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions 2,3 Estimated Total Reserved Public Sector excluding major reclassifications
Q1 1999 74,400 33,700 5,600 14,800 20,300 - 20,300 56,000
Q1 2012 100,000 29,500 10,000 11,200 19,100 30,300 49,400 49,900
Q1 2013 96,100 28,200 9,500 11,100 17,900 29,300 47,200 48,100
Q1 2014 60,200 26,600 9,400 10,600 * * 13,500 45,900
Q1 2015 56,300 25,300 9,500 9,500 * * 12,000 42,700
Q1 2016 58,100 25,500 9,700 10,300 * * 12,600 43,600
Q1 2017 56,100 25,300 9,600 10,100 * * 11,100 43,100
Q1 2018 55,800 24,900 10,100 9,900 * * 10,900 42,800
Change on year to:
Q1 2018 -320 -430 450 -180 n/a n/a -150 -310
% change on year:
Q1 2018 -0.6% -1.7% 4.6% -1.8% n/a n/a -1.4% -0.7%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries and "*" denotes entries that have been suppressed for disclosure reasons. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Due to the reclassification from the public sector to the private sector of Lloyds Banking Group plc. (Q1 2014), Royal Mail Group plc. (Q4 2013) and Direct Line Group (Q3 2013), a new category has been created combining public corporations with public sector financial institutions to ensure employment figures are not disclosed. Both categories have been merged to produce a backseries prior to the reclassification to allow for calculation of year on year changes.

3. Employment in public corporations & public sector financial institutions has been largely affected by the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc. (and subsidiaries), as well as Royal Mail plc. and Direct Line Group plc.


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