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Public sector employment in Scotland - Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2019

Published: 10 Sep 2019
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839601576

A snapshot of public sector employment as at June 2019.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland - Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2019
Table 3: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount 1,4

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Table 3: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount 1,4

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Devolved
Public Sector
NHS Civil Service Police and Fire Services2 Further Education Colleges3 Other Public Bodies Local Government2 Public Corporations Estimated Total Devolved Public Sector excluding major reclassifications
Q2 1999 470,900 129,100 14,600 - 15,700 8,500 294,000 9,000 470,900
Q2 2013 501,200 156,600 16,700 30,200 13,400 14,200 249,000 21,000 486,900
Q2 2014 503,600 159,100 17,200 29,000 13,500 14,000 248,000 23,000 488,900
Q2 2015 503,500 160,600 17,900 28,300 13,900 14,200 246,000 22,000 488,800
Q2 2016 502,600 161,300 16,800 28,100 14,100 15,700 244,000 23,000 487,500
Q2 2017 502,700 162,200 17,100 27,700 13,900 15,700 243,000 23,000 487,700
Q2 2018 r 504,600 162,300 17,500 27,600 13,800 16,000 244,000 23,000 489,700
Q2 2019 500,400 163,600 18,900 28,000 14,100 16,300 251,000 8,000 500,400
Change on year to:
Q2 2019 -4,210 1,360 1,440 370 270 300 6,810 -14,770 10,690
% change on year:
Q2 2019 -0.8% 0.8% 8.2% 1.3% 1.9% 1.9% 2.8% -63.5% 2.2%

r = Revision due to minor revision to Other Public Bodies

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of local government and public corporation figures which are rounded to the nearest thousand; change on year rounded to the nearest ten; percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Police and Fire Reform: From Q2 2013 Police and Fire Services have been reclassified as central government rather than local government (as their predecessors were). All police staff are employed by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) whether deployed with the SPA or with the Police Service of Scotland.

3. Information for further education colleges in Scotland is based on collected information from Q4 2010. The method used to create the back series is detailed in the background notes of this publication.

4. For futher information on interpreting these series, see the background notes of the publication.


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