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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.

34 page PDF

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34 page PDF

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland - Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2019
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector in June 2019 was 58,300, 2,900 (5.2%) higher than in June 2018.

The estimated reserved public sector, excluding the effects of the major reclassifications, was 20 (0.1%) lower than June 2018, at 42,600 in June 2019.

The reserved public sector employment includes:

  • Reserved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Armed Forces;
  • Other Public Sector (which covers Public Sector Financial Institutions, Non-Departmental Bodies and Other Bodies).

Chart 5 shows the size of each group in the reserved public sector as at June 2019.

Chart 5 shows the size of each group in the reserved public sector as at June 2019. Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector as at June 2019, Headcount

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2019

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.

The increase in the overall headcount in the reserved public sector was due to:

  • Employment levels for Other Public Sector[8] increasing by 3,290 (15.7%) from 21,000 in June 2018 to 24,300 in June 2019;

while:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service fell by 390
    (1.6%);
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces were unchanged.

Figure 4: Percentage Change (from June 2018 to June 2019) in the Reserved Public Sector, Headcount

Figure 4: Percentage Change (from June 2018 to June 2019) in the Reserved Public Sector, Headcount


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