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
3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (Table 4)

3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (Table 4)

The devolved public sector includes:

  • Devolved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Local Government, covering Scottish Local Authorities, Police and Fire Services (up to Q1 2013), Valuation Joint Boards and Regional Transport Partnerships;
  • Police and Fire Services (Q2 2013 onwards)
  • NHS in Scotland;
  • Further Education Colleges;
  • Devolved Public Corporations;
  • Other Devolved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

The number of people employed in the devolved public sector has risen by 2,100 (0.4%) over the year to Q4 2014, increasing from 485,700 in Q4 2013 to 487,800. Chart 4 shows the composition of the devolved public sector as at Q4 2014.

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q4 2014

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q4 2014

Over the year:

Employment in Scottish Local Government decreased by 500 (0.2%) over the year to 246,500 in Q4 2014.

The number of Police and Fire Service employees decreased by 800 (2.6%), from 29,300 in Q4 2013 to 28,600 in Q4 2014.

Employment in Further Education colleges increased by 300 (2.3%) to 13,900 in Q4 2014.

Employment in the NHS increased by 2,400 (1.5%) over the year to 160,500 in Q4 2014. A detailed breakdown on this information by staffing group was published by ISD on the 3rd March 2015. http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/

The devolved civil service saw an increase of 600 (3.8%) in employment between Q4 2013 and Q4 2014.

Employment in public corporations decreased by 200 (2.9%) over the year to Q4 2014, decreasing from 7,100 in Q4 2013 to 6,900 in Q4 2014.


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