Scottish Government Workforce Statistics June 2019

An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. These statistics cover the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff up to the most recent quarter ending June 2019.

The statistics show that:

  • At the end of June 2019 there were 6,492 full time equivalent (FTE) directly employed staff, an increase on last year’s figure of 5,846 at the end of June 2018. The percentage of directly employed staff in permanent (98%) and temporary (2%) categories was similar to last year (June 2018: 95%, 5%)
  • There was a 0.2% increase in the number (headcount) of contingent (non-directly employed) workers, from 1,329 at the end of June 2018, to 1,332 at the end of June 2019, an increase of three workers
  • The staff sickness level was 7.7 average working days lost (AWDL) per staff year in the 12 month period ending June 2019 (3.4% of working days were lost) compared with 7.8 AWDL for the same period last year
  • Just over half (52.7%) of the workforce was female, compared to 47.3% male. The proportion of female staff is similar to the same period last year (51.8% June 2018)
  • At the end of June 2019, the majority of staff were aged between 30 and 59, broken down as follows: 30-39 (24.5%), 40-49 (26.9%), 50-59 (25.7%). 16.9% were aged 16-29, and 6% were aged 60 or over
  • The proportion of directly employed staff providing diversity information on sexual orientation, disability and religion or belief has increased since the same period last year


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