Publication - Statistics

Public Sector Employment in Scotland Statistics for 4th Quarter 2012

Published: 20 Mar 2013
ISBN:
9781782563969

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). The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

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Contents
Public Sector Employment in Scotland Statistics for 4th Quarter 2012
Table 8: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

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Table 8: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Devolved
Public Sector
Civil Service Other Public
Bodies
NHS Further Education
Colleges
Local
Government
Public
Corporations
Q4 1999 387,100 14,000 8,000 106,900 11,500 237,600 9,200
Q4 2006 433,200 15,800 11,300 127,500 12,200 260,000 6,400
Q4 2007 438,600 15,800 14,300 131,300 12,400 258,300 6,600
Q4 2008 439,700 16,200 14,300 133,500 12,300 257,000 6,400
Q4 2009 437,800 16,700 14,600 136,700 11,700 252,000 6,100
Q4 2010 427,700 16,700 14,100 134,300 12,300 244,500 5,900
Q4 2011 412,400 15,800 13,400 131,300 11,100 234,800 6,000
Q4 2012 410,500 15,600 13,100 132,500 10,800 232,300 6,100
Change on year to:
Q4 2012 -1,900 -100 -300 1,300 -300 -2,500 100
% change on year:
Q4 2012 -0.5% -0.8% -2.6% 1.0% -2.7% -1.1% 1.6%

Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Local Government category revised to include Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) following a review by the National Accounts Classifications Team at ONS.

3. A number of local government staff have transferred to arms length organisations which are part of the private sector under National Accounts definitions. For example, staff transferred from Glasgow City Council to Cordia Limited Liability Partnership from 1 April 2009 thus explaining the decrease in local government employment between 2008 and 2009.

4. Staff from Local Authority District Courts and Police Authorities have transferred into the Devolved Civil Service since 2007.

5. Information for further education colleges in Scotland is based on actual information from Q4 2010. The method used to create the back series is detailed in the background notes of this publication.

6. From Q4 2011, NHS has responsibility for employing Healthcare staff within prisons. Previously, these people were employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

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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