2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount
(see Tables 2, 3 and 4)
The devolved public sector headcount was 1.9% higher and the reserved public sector was 1.8% higher as at June 2021 compared with June 2020. Devolved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (6.2%) in the Devolved public sector, while Public Corporations had the largest decrease (-4.3%). In the Reserved public sector, Reserved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (3.3%), while Other Public Sector decreased by -0.5%.
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2021
Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.
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