Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2020

Published: 15 Dec 2020
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Public sector, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781800044593

Statistics 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 2020.

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2020
Table 10: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Table 10: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Reserved Civil Service
Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service
Q3 2014 23,100 3,900 7,300 8,900 600 80 2,400
Q3 2015 23,200 3,800 8,000 8,400 600 70 2,400
Q3 2016 23,100 3,900 7,700 8,600 600 80 2,200
Q3 2017 23,400 3,900 7,900 8,400 700 70 2,300
Q3 2018 22,700 4,000 7,400 8,000 800 80 2,500
Q3 2019 22,300 4,000 7,200 7,400 900 80 2,600
Q3 2020 21,900 3,900 6,800 7,300 900 90 2,800
Change on year to:
Q3 2020 -400 -50 -450 -140 0 10 220
% change on year:
Q3 2020 -1.8% -1.1% -6.2% -1.9% 0.2% 7.1% 8.5%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of the Scotland Office figures, which have been rounded to the nearest ten. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.
2. For further information on interpreting these series, see the series reclassification guide or background notes of the publication.

These tables include comparisons for Q3 in 1999 and 2014 to 2020 only. A complete time series, including all quarters back to Q1 1999 is provided in the excel spreadsheets published at the public sector employment web section

https://www.gov.scot/publications/public-sector-employment-statistics-web-tables/


Contact

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