Publication - Statistics publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2016

Published: 15 Mar 2017
Directorate:
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786528513

Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2016
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

(see Table 5)

This section provides a summary of reserved public sector employment which includes:

  • Reserved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Armed Forces;
  • Reserved Public Corporations and Public Sector Financial Institutions;
  • Other Reserved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector decreased by 900 (-1.6%) to 56,600 in Q4 2016.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 210 (-0.5%) to 43,400 in Q4 2016.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q4 2016.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q4 2016
Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q4 2016

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 4 2016
Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.

Over the year:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service increased by 60 (+0.2%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [4] decreased by 710 (-6.0%) from 11,900 in Q4 2015 to 11,200 in Q4 2016;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces increased by 10 (+0.1%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies decreased by 260 (-2.6%).

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