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
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

Supporting files

4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

(see Table 5)

This section provides a summary of reserved public sector employment which includes:

  • Reserved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Armed Forces;
  • Reserved Public Corporations and Public Sector Financial Institutions;
  • Other Reserved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector decreased by 320 (-0.6%) to 55,800 in Q1 2018.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 310 (-0.7%) to 42,800 in Q1 2018.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q1 2018.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q1 2018

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, 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 levels for the Reserved Civil Service decreased by 430
    (-1.7%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [5] decreased by 150 (-1.4%) from 11,100 in Q1 2017 to 10,900 in Q1 2018;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 180 (-1.8%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies increased by 450 (+4.6%).

Contact

Email: Mhairi Wallace