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 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

  Total
Employment6
Private Sector2 Public Sector Estimated Private Sector
including major reclassifications3, 4
Estimated Private Sector
excluding major reclassifications3, 5
  Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q3 1999 2,293,000 1,746,200 76.2% 546,400 23.8% 1,764,600 77.0% 528,000 23.0%
Q3 2009r 2,513,000 1,876,400 74.7% 636,900 25.3% 1,936,000 77.0% 577,300 23.0%
Q3 2010r 2,490,000 1,864,100 74.9% 625,500 25.1% 1,921,700 77.2% 567,900 22.8%
Q3 2011r 2,502,000 1,906,000 76.2% 595,900 23.8% 1,958,300 78.3% 543,700 21.7%
Q3 2012r 2,488,000 1,904,300 76.6% 583,300 23.4% 1,952,200 78.5% 535,500 21.5%
Q3 2013r 2,555,000 1,972,500 77.2% 582,900 22.8% 2,022,800 79.2% 532,600 20.8%
Q3 2014r 2,590,000 2,045,300 79.0% 545,200 21.0% 2,059,000 79.5% 531,400 20.5%
Q3 2015 2,610,000 2,065,500 79.1% 544,700 20.9% 2,079,400 79.7% 530,800 20.3%
Change on year to:
Q3 2015
19,800 20,200 0.2 p.p. -500 -0.2 p.p. 20,400 0.2 p.p. -600 -0.2 p.p.
% change on year:
Q3 2015
0.8% 1.0%   -0.1%   1.0%   -0.1%  

p.p. - percentage points
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, unless otherwise stated.
2. Private sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from individual organisation statistical returns).
3. Major reclassifications include: Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, Post Office Ltd (until Q2 2006) and Network Rail.

4. Private sector including major reclassifications includes the figures for the above organisations in the private sector series when they were part of the public sector.
5. Public sector excluding major reclassifications excludes the figures for the above organisations from the public sector series when they were part of the public sector.
6. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.7. 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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