Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018

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

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

33 page PDF

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33 page PDF

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Supporting files

Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2018
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

33 page PDF

1.4 MB

Supporting files

Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment 6 Private Sector 2 Public Sector Estimated Private Sector including major reclassifications 3, 4 Estimated Public Sector excluding major reclassifications 3, 5
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q1 1999 2,228,000 1,682,800 75.5% 545,500 24.5% 1,701,200 76.3% 527,100 23.7%
Q1 2012 2,466,000 1,860,600 75.4% 605,600 24.6% 1,924,400 78.0% 541,900 22.0%
Q1 2013 2,522,000 1,923,200 76.3% 598,600 23.7% 1,985,400 78.7% 536,400 21.3%
Q1 2014 2,557,000 1,993,500 78.0% 563,400 22.0% 2,022,500 79.1% 534,400 20.9%
Q1 2015 2,621,000 2,059,200 78.6% 561,600 21.4% 2,087,500 79.7% 533,300 20.3%
Q1 2016 2,564,000 2,002,300 78.1% 562,000 21.9% 2,031,700 79.2% 532,600 20.8%
Q1 2017 2,625,000 2,066,100 78.7% 558,900 21.3% 2,094,300 79.8% 530,700 20.2%
Q1 2018 2,616,000 2,054,800 78.5% 561,300 21.5% 2,083,000 79.6% 533,200 20.4%
Change on year to:
Q1 2018 -8,860 -11,290 -0.2 p.p. 2,430 0.2 p.p. -11,290 -0.2 p.p. 2,430 0.2 p.p.
% change on year:
Q1 2018 -0.3% -0.5% 0.4% -0.5% 0.5%

Notes:

p.p. - percentage points

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

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 (until Q2 2006), Network Rail and Registered Social Landlords.

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. Total employment figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.


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