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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 2: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent [note 1]

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Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Total Public Sector: Headcount Devolved Public Sector: Headcount [note 2] Reserved Public Sector: Headcount [note 3] Total Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent Devolved Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent [note 2] Reserved Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent [note 3]
Q1 1999 545,500 471,000 74,400 455,200 384,000 71,200
Q1 2016 562,100 504,000 58,100 480,600 426,200 54,500
Q1 2017 558,900 502,900 56,100 477,900 425,200 52,700
Q1 2018 559,900 503,900 56,000 479,800 427,200 52,600
Q1 2019 554,900 499,900 55,000 473,700 421,900 51,800
Q1 2020 562,500 508,600 53,900 480,400 429,700 50,700
Q1 2021 580,000 524,500 55,400 499,000 446,600 52,400
Q1 2022 593,900 538,700 55,200 511,700 459,300 52,400
Change on year to Q1 2022 13,950 14,150 -200 12,700 12,750 -50
% change on year Q1 2022 2.4% 2.7% -0.4% 2.5% 2.9% -0.1%

Notes:

Note 1: Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. 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.

Note 2: Devolved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Other Public Bodies, NHS, Further Education Colleges, Local Government and Public Corporations (as shown in Table 3).

Note 3: Reserved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Armed Forces, Other Public Sector (as shown in Table 4)

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