Education Scotland staff sick absence statistics from 2018 onwards: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The total number of days of employee sickness for the years:

  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021 (to date)


Please see the table below which provides the information you have requested. Although, it should be noted that this does not account for the number of employees we have.

Year Total number of days of employee
2018 1121
2019 1137
2020 1861
2021 2009

For information, the Annual reports and accounts which are published on our website provide the staff employed figures for the above years.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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