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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 5: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent [note 1] [note 4]

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Total Devolved Public Sector NHS Civil Service Police and Fire Services [note 2] Further Education Colleges [note 3] Other Public Bodies Local Government [note 2] Public Corporations
Q2 1999 384,700 106,200 14,100 - 11,500 7,800 236,000 9,000
Q2 2015 425,600 137,400 16,900 27,600 10,500 12,900 201,000 20,000
Q2 2016 425,100 138,100 16,000 27,300 10,600 14,100 199,000 20,000
Q2 2017 425,500 138,900 16,100 27,000 10,300 14,300 198,000 21,000
Q2 2018 426,100 139,100 16,500 26,900 10,200 14,500 198,000 21,000
Q2 2019 423,000 140,300 18,900 27,300 10,500 14,700 203,000 8,000
Q2 2020 438,400 147,300 20,200 27,600 10,300 14,300 206,000 13,000
Q2 2021 449,200 152,600 21,500 27,600 10,400 13,800 211,000 13,000
Change on year to:
Q2 2021 10,830 5,290 1,290 0 100 -480 4,990 -350
% change on year:
Q2 2021 2.5% 3.6% 6.4% 0.0% 0.9% -3.4% 2.4% -2.7%

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 further information on interpreting these series, see the series reclassification guide or background notes of the publication.

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