PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND STATISTICS FOR 4th QUARTER 2015
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 2015. The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).
2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (see Table 3)
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, Q4 2015, Headcount
Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.
Chart 3 below shows how the decrease of 400 seen for the overall public sector in Scotland is split between the devolved and reserved public sector. Chart 3 also shows the estimated impact of removing major reclassifications from the series.
Chart 3: Annual Change (from Q4 2014 to Q4 2015) in Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility, Headcount
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