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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2021

Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is a snapshot of employment as at March 2021.

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2021
Table 6: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount 1,2

Table 6: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount 1,2

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Reserved Civil Service
Quarter Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service
Q1 2015 25,600 3,900 8,300 10,100 600 80 2,700
Q1 2016 25,800 3,900 9,100 9,600 600 70 2,400
Q1 2017 25,700 4,100 8,700 9,600 700 80 2,400
Q1 2018 25,400 4,100 8,500 9,300 900 80 2,600
Q1 2019 25,000 4,100 8,100 8,900 900 90 2,800
Q1 2020 24,300 4,100 7,800 8,300 900 90 3,100
Q1 2021 24,800 4,100 7,700 8,800 1,000 90 3,100
Change on year to:
Q1 2021 530 30 -70 560 20 0 -10
% change on year:
Q1 2021 2.2% 0.8% -0.9% 6.8% 1.9% 2.2% -0.3%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of the Scotland Office figures, which have been rounded to the nearest ten. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. For further information on interpreting these series, see the series reclassification guide or background notes of the publication.


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