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Public Sector Employment In Scotland Statistics For 1st Quarter 2022

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 2022.

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Table S1: 16 to 24 year olds employed in the Devolved Public Sector, Q1 2013 - Q1 2022, Scotland, Headcount [note 1]

This worksheet contains three tables. The information in these tables are official statistics. Some cells refer to notes which can be found under the table. When notes are mentioned the note marker is presented in square brackets.

Some shorthand may have been used in the spreadsheet, [r] - revised, p.p. - percentage points

Number of 16 to 24 year olds employed in the Devolved Public Sector, Q1 2013 - Q1 2022, Scotland, Headcount [note 1][note 2]
sub-sector Q1 2013 [r] Q1 2014 [r] Q1 2015 [r] Q1 2016 [r] Q1 2017 [r] Q1 2018 [r] Q1 2019 [r] Q1 2021 [r] Q1 2022 Change since 2021
Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) 140 230 240 270 310 410 490 440 480 40
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal 90 80 100 110 120 110 130 130 190 60
Scottish Government Agencies [note 10] 410 480 540 450 360 320 330 420 550 130
Non-Ministerial Departments 110 120 150 190 200 210 200 180 210 20
Other Public Bodies [note 12] 450 520 530 630 620 600 620 560 630 80
Police and Fire Services [note 4] - 980 1,130 1,220 1,140 1,090 1,090 950 810 -140
NHS [note 5] 6,130 6,650 7,300 7,380 7,210 7,140 6,950 8,670 8,790 120
Local Government [note 8] 12,180 11,410 11,760 11,350 11,340 11,760 12,100 11,680 12,940 1,260
Public Corporations[note 7][note 9] 910 1,210 1,010 1,100 1,130 1,180 470 510 460 -50
Total Devolved Public Sector [note 6][note 7] 21,010 22,280 23,380 23,370 23,080 23,480 23,040 24,150 25,690 1,540
Total people employed in the Devolved Public Sector, Q1 2013 - Q1 2022, Scotland, Headcount [note 3]
sub-sector Q1 2013 [r] Q1 2014 [r] Q1 2015 [r] Q1 2016 [r] Q1 2017 [r] Q1 2018 [r] Q1 2019 [r] Q1 2021 [r] Q1 2022 Change since 2021
Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) 5,100 5,300 5,400 5,400 5,500 5,900 6,700 7,800 8,800 1,030
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,800 2,000 2,400 340
Scottish Government Agencies [note 10] 6,800 7,000 7,300 6,400 6,300 6,100 6,500 8,600 10,100 1,510
Non-Ministerial Departments 3,000 2,900 3,100 3,400 3,500 3,600 3,600 3,800 4,100 230
Other Public Bodies [note 12] 15,300 13,800 14,000 15,300 15,400 15,500 16,000 15,700 15,300 -400
Police and Fire Services [note 4] - 28,700 28,400 28,200 27,800 27,500 27,900 28,200 27,800 -490
NHS [note 5] 156,500 158,800 160,700 161,700 162,600 163,100 164,100 177,700 181,700 4,010
Local Government [note 8] 279,000 249,000 249,000 245,000 243,000 243,000 251,000 254,000 262,000 8,160
Public Corporations[note 7][note 9] 21,000 23,000 22,000 23,000 23,000 23,000 8,000 13,000 13,000 -270
Total Devolved Public Sector [note 6][note 7] 502,600 503,300 505,400 504,000 502,900 503,900 499,900 524,500 538,700 14,150
Percentage of Devolved Public Sector employment that is 16 to 24 year old, Q1 2013 - Q1 2022, Scotland, Headcount [note 1]
sub-sector Q1 2013 [r] Q1 2014 [r] Q1 2015 [r] Q1 2016 [r] Q1 2017 [r] Q1 2018 [r] Q1 2019 [r] Q1 2021 [r] Q1 2022 Change since 2021 (p.p.)
Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) 2.7% 4.3% 4.4% 5.1% 5.6% 6.9% 7.4% 5.7% 5.4% -0.3
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal 5.5% 5.0% 5.6% 6.3% 6.6% 6.4% 7.0% 6.3% 7.9% 1.6
Scottish Government Agencies [note 10] 6.0% 6.8% 7.4% 7.1% 5.8% 5.2% 5.1% 4.9% 5.5% 0.6
Non-Ministerial Departments 3.7% 4.2% 4.8% 5.5% 5.8% 5.7% 5.4% 4.7% 5.0% 0.3
Other Public Bodies [note 12] 2.9% 3.7% 3.8% 4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 0.6
Police and Fire Services [note 4] - 3.4% 4.0% 4.3% 4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 3.4% 2.9% -0.4
NHS [note 5] 3.9% 4.2% 4.5% 4.6% 4.4% 4.4% 4.2% 4.9% 4.8% 0.0
Local Government [note 8] 4.4% 4.6% 4.7% 4.6% 4.7% 4.8% 4.8% 4.6% 4.9% 0.3
Public Corporations[note 7][note 9] 4.3% 5.4% 4.6% 4.9% 4.9% 5.1% 5.5% 3.9% 3.6% -0.3
Total Devolved Public Sector [note 6][note 7] 4.2% 4.4% 4.6% 4.6% 4.6% 4.7% 4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 0.2

Notes:

Note 1: The information in this table is not national statistics. See https://www.gov.scot/publications/about-public-sector-employment-statistics/pages/public-sector-employment-by-age/ for information about this collection.

Note 2: 16-24 year old employment levels rounded to the nearest 10.

Note 3: Total employment levels rounded to the nearest 100, with the exception of local government and public corporation figures.

Note 4: Police and Fire Reform: Some of the change on year estimates will be affected by reclassification of organisations as a result of reforms to the police and fire services in Scotland. From Q2 2013 Police and Fire Services have been reclassified as central government rather than local government. This reclassification has had an impact on the staffing numbers in both these categories. Also, for Q1 2014 onwards staffing levels for the Scottish Police Authority (previously Scottish Police Services Authority) are included within the Police and Fire Services category in the table above (previously included in other public bodies).

Note 5: Information for NHS is taken from previously released data from NHS Education for Scotland, published on published on 7 June 2022.

Note 6: The Total Devolved Public Sector figures include an estimate of 16-24 year old employment within further education colleges, based on existing information.

Note 7: The Public Corporations and Total Devolved Public Sector figures include an estimate of 16-24 year old employment within Registered Social Landlords, based on existing information. From Q3 2018 Registered Social Landlords was reclassified to the private sector which explains the reduction in Public Corporations between 2018 and 2019.

Note 8: In September 2018, Cordia services moved back under Glasgow City Council services, explaining part of the increase in local government employment between 2018 and 2019.

Note 9: Train Operating Companies (TOCs) with franchise agreements with the UK and Scottish Governments agreed Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) to ensure continuity of operation during a period of falling passenger numbers. The result was the reclassification of TOCs as public corporations with effect from 1 April 2020. This explains an increase in Public Corporations between 2019 and 2021.

Note 10: Scottish Government Agencies includes Forestry and Land Scotland and Scottish Forestry in 2021, which has contributed to the increase in this category.

Note 11: The annual Scottish Government collection for number of young people employed in the devolved public sector was not carried out in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Note 12: Series revised to account for the reclassification of Moredun Research Institute out of the public sector and the inclusion of Scottish Land Commission.

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