Publication - Statistics publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788515146

Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017
2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount

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

(see Tables 3, 4 and 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.

Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, Q3 2017, Headcount [3]
Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, Q3 2017, Headcount

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2017

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

Chart 3 below shows how the increase of 1,790 seen for the overall public sector in Scotland is split between the devolved and reserved public sector. Chart 3 also shows the estimated impact of removing major reclassifications from the series.

Chart 3: Annual Change (from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017) in Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility, Headcount
Chart 3: Annual Change (from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017) in Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility, Headcount
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2017
Note: Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding


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