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
2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (see Tables 2, 3 and 4)

2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (see Tables 2, 3 and 4)

The devolved public sector headcount was 2.5% higher and the reserved public sector was 4.8% lower in September 2020 compared with September 2019. Public Corporations saw the largest percentage increase (60.7%) in the devolved sector, while Further Education Colleges had the largest decrease (2.3%). In the reserved public sector, Other Public Sector had the largest decrease (10.7%) and only the Armed Forces increased (1.3%) compared to September 2019.

Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector as at September 2020, Headcount [3]
Figure 2 infographic headcount in devolved and reserved Public Sector employment with annual change

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2020

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


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