Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for second 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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34 page PDF

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for second quarter 2019
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment6 Private Sector2 Public Sector Estimated Private Sector Estimated Public Sector
including major reclassifications3, 4 excluding major reclassifications3, 5
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q2 1999 2,245,000 1,699,100 75.7% 545,600 24.3% 1,717,500 76.5% 527,200 23.5%
Q2 2013 2,537,000 1,937,400 76.4% 599,800 23.6% 2,002,600 78.9% 534,600 21.1%
Q2 2014 2,598,000 2,035,200 78.3% 562,800 21.7% 2,064,000 79.4% 534,000 20.6%
Q2 2015 2,601,000 2,040,600 78.4% 560,800 21.6% 2,069,200 79.5% 532,200 20.5%
Q2 2016 2,645,000 2,084,400 78.8% 560,600 21.2% 2,114,000 79.9% 531,100 20.1%
Q2 2017 2,700,000 2,140,700 79.3% 559,500 20.7% 2,169,300 80.3% 530,900 19.7%
Q2 2018 r 2,677,000 2,117,500 79.1% 560,000 20.9% 2,145,200 80.1% 532,300 19.9%
Q2 2019 2,665,000 2,106,000 79.0% 558,700 21.0% 2,121,700 79.6% 543,000 20.4%
Change on year to:
Q2 2019 -12,770 -11,450 -0.1 p.p. -1,310 0.1 p.p. -23,430 -0.5 p.p. 10,660 0.5 p.p.
% change on year:
Q2 2019 -0.5% -0.5% -0.2% -1.1% 2.0%

r = Revision due to minor revision to Other Public Bodies

Notes:

p.p. - percentage points

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Private sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from individual organisation statistical returns).

3. Major reclassifications include: Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, Post Office Ltd (until Q2 2006), Network Rail and Registered Social Landlords.

4. Private sector including major reclassifications includes the figures for the above organisations in the private sector series when they were part of the public sector.

5. Public sector excluding major reclassifications excludes the figures for the above organisations from the public sector series when they were part of the public sector.

6. Total employment figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.


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