Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for second quarter 2018
The statistics in this release are 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 June 2018.
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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)
The number of people employed in the reserved public sector in June 2018 was 55,200, 1,680 (3.0%) lower than in June 2017.
The estimated reserved public sector, excluding the effects of the major reclassifications, was 1,000 (2.3%) lower, at 42,400 in June 2018.
The reserved public sector employment includes:
- Reserved Civil Service (see section 5);
- Armed Forces;
- Reserved Public Corporations and Public Sector Financial Institutions;
- Other Reserved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).
Chart 5 shows the size of each group in the reserved public sector as at June 2018.
Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector as at June 2018, Headcount
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2018
Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.
The decrease in the overall headcount in the reserved public sector was due to:
- Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service falling by 1,000
- Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions  falling by 820 (7.1%) from 11,500 in June 2017 to 10,700 in June 2018;
- Employment levels for the Armed Forces falling by 280 (2.7%);
- Employment levels for Public Bodies rose by 410 (4.2%).
Figure 4: Percentage Change (from June 2017 to June 2018) in the Reserved Public Sector, Headcount
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