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
3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

Supporting files

3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

(see Table 4)

The devolved public sector includes:

  • Devolved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Local Government, covering Scottish Local Authorities, Police and Fire Services (up to Q1 2013), Valuation Joint Boards and Regional Transport Partnerships;
  • Police and Fire Services (Q2 2013 onwards)
  • NHS in Scotland;
  • Further Education Colleges;
  • Devolved Public Corporations;
  • Other Devolved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

Employment in the devolved public sector has increased by 2,740 (+0.5%) over the last year, from 502,800 in Q1 2017 to 505,500 in Q1 2018. Chart 4 shows the composition of the devolved public sector as at Q1 2018.

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q1 2018

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q1 2018

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 1 2018

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding

Over the year:

Employment in Scottish Local Government increased by 1,640 (+0.7%) over the year to 245,000 in Q1 2018.

Employment in the NHS increased by 460 (+0.3%) over the year to 163,100 in Q1 2018. A detailed breakdown on this information by staffing group was published by ISD on the 5 th June 2018: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/

The number of Police and Fire Service employees decreased by 300 (-1.1%) to 27,500 in Q1 2018.

The devolved civil service saw an increase of 420 (+2.5%) in employment between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018.

Employment in other public bodies increased by 140 (+0.9%) to 15,500 in Q1 2018.

Employment in Further Education colleges remained constant at 14,000 in Q1 2018.

Employment in public corporations increased by 390 (+1.7%) over the year to 23,000 in Q1 2018.


Contact

Email: Mhairi Wallace