Publication - Statistics

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 4TH QUARTER 2014

Published: 18 Mar 2015
ISBN:
9781785442278

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). This is a snapshot of employment as at December 2014. The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 4TH QUARTER 2014
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Table 5: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount
Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions2
Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions2,3 Estimated Total Reserved Public Sector excluding major reclassifications4
Q4 1999 76,700 33,800 6,000 15,100 21,900 - 21,900 58,000
Q4 2008r 123,100 32,900 11,000 12,000 24,600 - 24,600 65,000
Q4 2009r 115,300 33,600 10,000 11,900 24,100 35,700 59,800 60,000
Q4 2010r 109,300 31,000 10,400 12,300 22,200 33,500 55,600 52,000
Q4 2011r 103,700 30,300 9,900 11,600 20,500 31,400 51,900 55,000
Q4 2012r 97,900 28,800 9,700 10,900 19,900 28,700 48,500 48,000
Q4 2013r 83,500 27,700 9,400 10,900 4,800 30,800 35,600 47,000
Q4 2014r 57,300 25,400 9,600 9,700 * * 12,500 43,000
Change on year to:
Q4 2014 -26,200 -2,200 300 -1,100 n/a n/a -23,100 -3,000
% change on year:
Q4 2014 -31.4% -8.1% 2.7% -10.4% n/a n/a -64.9% -7.2%

r - Revision to figures due to reclassifications
Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries and "*" denotes entries that have been suppressed for disclosure reasons.
2. Due to the recent reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc from public sector financial institutions to the private sector, a new category has been created combining public corporations with public sector financial institutions to ensure employment figures are not disclosed. Both categories have been merged to produce a backseries prior to the reclassification to allow for calculation of year on year changes.
3. Employment over the year in public corporations & public sector financial institutions has been largely affected by the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc. (and subsidiaries), as well as Royal Mail plc. and Direct Line Group plc.
4. Figures rounded to the nearest thousand.
5. 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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