Public Sector Employment in Scotland Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2022

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 2022.

This document is part of 2 collections

2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount

(see Tables 2, 3 and 4)

The devolved public sector headcount was 2.3% higher in June 2022 compared with June 2021 and the reserved public sector was 1.2% lower.

The devolved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (22.2%) in the devolved public sector, while Police and Fire Services had the largest percentage decrease (-2.4%).

In the Reserved public sector, the Armed Forces saw the largest percentage increase (3.3%), while the reserved Civil Service had the largest percentage decrease (-4.0%).

Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.

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.

Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector as at June 2022, Headcount [6]
infographic of headcount in the devolved and reserved Public Sector with annual change

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2022



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