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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2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount

(see Tables 2, 3 and 4)

The devolved public sector headcount was 2.7% higher and the reserved public sector was 0.4% lower as at March 2022 compared with March 2021.

Devolved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (13.9%) in the Devolved public sector, while Other Public Bodies had the largest percentage decrease (-2.5%).

In the Reserved public sector, reserved Civil Service saw the largest percentage decrease (-1.1%), while Other Public Sector had the largest percentage increase (0.3%).

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 as at March 2022, Headcount [8]

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 1 2022

Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.



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