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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2018

Snapshot of public sector employment up to December 2018.

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Table 6: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Devolved Civil Service
Total Devolved Civil Service3,4 Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Scottish Government Agencies2,3 Non-Ministerial Departments5
Q4 2012 16,400 5,100 1,700 6,700 3,000
Q4 2013 16,700 5,200 1,700 6,900 2,900
Q4 2014 17,300 5,400 1,700 7,200 3,000
Q4 2015 16,800 5,300 1,700 6,400 3,400
Q4 2016 16,800 5,400 1,700 6,200 3,500
Q4 2017 17,300 5,800 1,700 6,100 3,600
Q4 2018 18,200 6,500 1,800 6,400 3,600
Change on year to:
Q4 2018 930 660 60 250 -30
% change on year:
Q4 2018 5.4% 11.4% 3.2% 4.1% -0.9%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. From Q4 2011, NHS has responsibility for employing Healthcare staff within prisons. Previously, these people were employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS). In Q2 2012 1,491 & 1062.1 FTE / headcount staff transferred from Highland Council to NHS Highland.

3. Historic Scotland is no longer part of the Civil Service (Q4 2015). Historic Scotland merged with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland to become Historic Environment Scotland, a non-departmental public body.

4. From Q1 2015, Revenue Scotland (new body established on 1st January 2015) has been included as part of the devolved civil service. From Q2 2015, Food Standards Scotland (new body as of 1st April 2015) has been included as part of the devolved civil service. Therefore, Food Standards Agency is no longer included in the reserved civil service.

5. From Q2 2017, the Non-Ministerial Departments figures include the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

6. From Q3 2018, the Scottish Government Agencies includes Social Security Scotland.

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