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Public Sector Employment In Scotland Statistics For 2nd Quarter 2021

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 June 2021.

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

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Headcount Full-time Equivalent
Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector [note 2] Reserved Public Sector [note 3] Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector[note 2] Reserved Public Sector[note 3]
Q2 1999 545,600 470,900 74,700 456,000 384,700 71,300
Q2 2015 560,800 503,500 57,300 479,100 425,600 53,500
Q2 2016 560,600 502,600 58,100 479,500 425,100 54,400
Q2 2017 558,400 501,700 56,700 478,800 425,500 53,300
Q2 2018 558,500 503,100 55,400 478,200 426,100 52,100
Q2 2019 557,700 500,300 57,400 477,000 423,000 54,000
Q2 2020 572,000 517,600 54,400 489,600 438,400 51,200
Q2 2021 583,100 527,700 55,400 501,600 449,200 52,400
Change on year to:
Q2 2021 11,050 10,060 990 11,980 10,830 1,150
% change on year:
Q2 2021 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 2.4% 2.5% 2.2%

Notes:

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.

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).

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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