Publication - Statistics

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 3rd QUARTER 2015

Published: 16 Dec 2015
ISBN:
9781785449208

The statistics in this release are 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 September 2015. The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 3rd QUARTER 2015
Table-3: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

Table-3: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

  Headcount Full-time equivalent
Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector2 Reserved Public Sector3 Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector2 Reserved Public Sector3
Q3 1999 546,400 471,700 74,700 457,600 386,400 71,200
Q3 2009r 636,900 520,000 116,900 545,400 436,600 108,900
Q3 2010r 625,500 513,700 111,800 535,400 431,400 104,000
Q3 2011r 595,900 491,800 104,100 511,400 414,700 96,700
Q3 2012r 583,300 486,200 97,100 500,900 410,600 90,300
Q3 2013r 582,900 484,600 98,200 502,100 410,800 91,300
Q3 2014r 545,200 487,100 58,100 467,000 412,700 54,300
Q3 2015 544,700 487,600 57,100 466,800 413,300 53,600
Change on year to:
Q3 2015
-500 500 -1,000 -100 600 -700
% change on year:
Q3 2015
-0.1% 0.1% -1.6% 0.0% 0.1% -1.3%

r = Revision - previous estimates have been revised due to revisions to Scottish Borders Council data (Q1 2009 onwards), Armed Forces data (Q3 and Q4 2012) and the inclusion of Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

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 4).
3. Reserved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Public Bodies, Armed Forces, Public Corporations, Public Sector Financial Institutions (as shown in Table 5).
4. Detailed tables showing a full time series of data - all quarters back to Q1 1999 - are available to download from the Public Sector Employment Websection: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment


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