Publication - Statistics

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
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These tables include comparisons for Q3 in 1999 and 2008 to 2014 only. A complete time series, including all quarters back to Q1 1999 is provided in the excel spreadsheets published at the public sector employment web section http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment

Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount
Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment6 Private Sector2 Public Sector Estimated Private Sector including major reclassifications3, 4, 6 Estimated Public Sector excluding major reclassifications3, 5, 6
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q4 1999 2,276,000 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2% 1,743,000 76.6% 533,000 23.4%
Q4 2008r 2,538,000 1,887,700 74.4% 650,100 25.6% 1,946,000 76.7% 592,000 23.3%
Q4 2009r 2,471,000 1,833,400 74.2% 637,600 25.8% 1,888,000 76.4% 583,000 23.6%
Q4 2010r 2,494,000 1,875,500 75.2% 618,700 24.8% 1,933,000 77.5% 562,000 22.5%
Q4 2011r 2,478,000 1,884,400 76.1% 593,400 23.9% 1,933,000 78.0% 544,000 22.0%
Q4 2012r 2,484,000 1,900,500 76.5% 583,000 23.5% 1,950,000 78.5% 533,000 21.5%
Q4 2013r 2,556,000 1,987,300 77.7% 569,200 22.3% 2,024,000 79.2% 532,000 20.8%
Q4 2014r 2,591,000 2,045,900 79.0% 545,100 21.0% 2,060,000 79.5% 531,000 20.5%
Change on year to:
Q4 2014 34,500 58,600 1.2 p.p. -24,100 -1.2 p.p. 36,000 0.3 p.p. -1,000 -0.3 p.p.
% change on year:
Q4 2014 1.4% 2.9% -4.2% 1.8% -0.2%


p.p. - percentage points
r - Revision to figures due to reclassifications
Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated.
2. Private sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from individual organisation statistical returns).
3. Major reclassifications include: Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, Post Office Ltd and Network Rail.
4. Private sector including major reclassifications includes the figures for the above organisations in the private sector series when they were part of the public sector.
5. Public sector excluding major reclassifications excludes the figures for the above organisations from the public sector series when they were part of the public sector.
6. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
7. Detailed tables showing a full time series of data - all quarters back to Q1 1999 - are available to download from the Public Sector Employment
Websection: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment


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