Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2016
Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies.
2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (see Table 3)
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, Q1 2016, Headcount 
Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.
Chart 3 below shows how the decrease of 700 seen for the overall public sector in Scotland is split between the devolved and reserved public sector. Chart 3 also shows the estimated impact of removing major reclassifications from the series.
Chart 3: Annual Change (from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016) in Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility, Headcount
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