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PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 4TH QUARTER 2014

Published: 18 Mar 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785442278

The statistics in this release are based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is a snapshot of employment as at December 2014. The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

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PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 4TH QUARTER 2014
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (Table 5)

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (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 26,200 (31.4%) to 57,300 in Q4 2014. The large decrease in reserved public sector employment was mainly the result of the National Accounts reclassifications of Lloyds Banking Group plc., Royal Mail Group plc. and Direct Line Group to the private sector. The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications would have decreased by 3,000 (7.2%) from 47,000 in Q4 2013 to 43,000 in Q4 2014.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q4 2014.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q4 2014

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q4 2014

Employment levels in all categories of the reserved public sector, except for public bodies, have decreased over the year:

  • Reserved Civil Service down by 2,200 (8.1%);
  • Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions[4] down by 23,100 (64.9%);
  • Armed Forces down by 1,100 (10.4%); while
  • Public Bodies increased by 300 (2.7%).

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Email: Claire Gordon