Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2019

A snapshot of public sector employment as at September 2019.

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 3.0% higher and the reserved public sector was 3.3% higher in September 2019, compared with September 2018. The Civil Service saw the largest increase (14.1%) in the devolved sector, while Other Public Bodies decreased by 0.8%. In the reserved public sector, Other Public Sector was 11.0% higher than in September 2018, leading to the overall increase in headcount in the reserved public sector.

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 September 2019, Headcount[4]

Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector as at September 2019, Headcount

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2019

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


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