Publication - Statistics publication

Public Sector Employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017

Published: 21 Mar 2018
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788517355

Employment snapshot statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies as at December 2017.

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Contents
Public Sector Employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment 6 Private Sector 2 Public Sector Estimated Private Sector Estimated Public Sector
including major reclassifications 3,4 excluding major reclassifications 3,5
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q4 1999 2,276,000 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2% 1,743,500 76.6% 532,700 23.4%
Q4 2011 2,478,000 1,870,400 75.5% 607,300 24.5% 1,936,500 78.2% 541,200 21.8%
Q4 2012 2,484,000 1,886,900 76.0% 596,900 24.0% 1,950,200 78.5% 533,600 21.5%
Q4 2013 2,557,000 1,972,400 77.1% 584,500 22.9% 2,023,300 79.1% 533,600 20.9%
Q4 2014 2,596,000 2,034,800 78.4% 560,800 21.6% 2,063,000 79.5% 532,500 20.5%
Q4 2015 2,617,000 2,056,400 78.6% 560,400 21.4% 2,085,200 79.7% 531,600 20.3%
Q4 2016 2,595,000 2,036,800 78.5% 558,200 21.5% 2,065,100 79.6% 529,900 20.4%
Q4 2017 2,615,000 2,055,200 78.6% 559,900 21.4% 2,083,100 79.7% 532,000 20.3%
Change on year to:
Q4 2017 20,100 18,390 0.1 p.p. 1,700 -0.1 p.p. 18,010 0.1 p.p. 2,090 -0.1 p.p.
% change on year:
Q4 2017 0.8% 0.9% 0.3% 0.9% 0.4%

Notes:

p.p. - percentage points

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Private sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from individual organisation statistical returns).

3. Major reclassifications include: Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, Post Office Ltd (until Q2 2006), Network Rail and Registered Social Landlords.

4. Private sector including major reclassifications includes the figures for the above organisations in the private sector series when they were part of the public sector.

5. Public sector excluding major reclassifications excludes the figures for the above organisations from the public sector series when they were part of the public sector.

6. Total employment figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.


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