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 9: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Table 9: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

  Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions2
Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions2,3
Q3 1999 71,200 32,000 5,500 15,000 18,700 - 18,700
Q3 2009 108,900 31,300 10,400 11,900 20,500 34,700 55,300
Q3 2010 104,000 29,000 10,000 12,300 18,900 33,800 52,700
Q3 2011 96,700 28,100 9,600 11,700 17,800 29,600 47,400
Q3 2012r 90,300 26,300 9,600 11,000 16,500 26,800 43,300
Q3 2013 91,300 25,200 9,400 11,100 15,900 29,600 45,500
Q3 2014 54,300 23,100 9,300 9,800 * * 12,100
Q3 2015 53,600 23,100 9,500 9,800 * * 11,200
Change on year to:
Q3 2015
-700 30 200 -10 n/a n/a -900
% change on year:
Q3 2015
-1.3% 0.1% 2.1% -0.1% n/a n/a -7.7%

r = Revision - previous estimates have been revised due to revisions to Armed Forces data (Q3 and Q4 2012)

Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, except for change on year for Civil Service and Armed Forces. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries and "*" denotes entries that have been suppressed for disclosure reasons.

2. Due to the recent reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc from public sector financial institutions to the private sector, a new category has been created combining public corporations with public sector financial institutions to ensure employment figures are not disclosed. Both categories have been merged to produce a backseries prior to the reclassification to allow for calculation of year on year changes.

3. Employment in public corporations & public sector financial institutions has been largely affected by the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc. (and subsidiaries), as well as Royal Mail plc. and Direct Line Group plc. Over the last year, employment in public corporations decreased mainly due to East Coast Mainline Company and Remploy being taken over by private companies and the Defence Support Group being privatised with some employees moving to Babcock and others transferring to main MOD.

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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