Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018

Published: 12 Jun 2018
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781788519380

A snapshot of employment as at March 2018 with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

(see 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 320 (-0.6%) to 55,800 in Q1 2018.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 310 (-0.7%) to 42,800 in Q1 2018.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q1 2018.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q1 2018

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q1 2018

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 1 2018

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.

Over the year:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service decreased by 430
    (-1.7%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [5] decreased by 150 (-1.4%) from 11,100 in Q1 2017 to 10,900 in Q1 2018;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 180 (-1.8%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies increased by 450 (+4.6%).

Contact

Email: Mhairi Wallace