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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2018

Snapshot of public sector employment up to December 2018.

This document is part of 2 collections


Table 9: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved Public Sector Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations2 Public Sector Financial Institutions2 Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions2,3
Q4 1999 73,100 31,900 5,600 15,100 20,500 - 20,500
Q4 2012 90,700 25,800 9,600 10,400 18,600 26,300 44,900
Q4 2013 77,400 24,600 9,000 10,900 * * 32,900
Q4 2014 53,600 22,700 9,300 9,700 * * 11,900
Q4 2015 53,900 22,900 9,600 10,100 * * 11,300
Q4 2016 53,300 23,100 9,400 10,100 * * 10,700
Q4 2017 52,500 23,000 9,500 9,900 * * 10,200
Q4 2018 51,900 22,300 10,000 9,900 * * 9,600
Change on year to:
Q4 2018 -690 -650 510 -30 n/a n/a -530
% change on year:
Q4 2018 -1.3% -2.8% 5.4% -0.3% n/a n/a -5.2%

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. "-" denotes blank entries and "*" denotes entries that have been suppressed for disclosure reasons. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Due to the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc from public sector financial institutions to the private sector (Q1 2014), a new category has been created combining public corporations with public sector financial institutions to ensure employment figures are not disclosed. Both categories have been merged to produce a backseries prior to the reclassification to allow for calculation of year on year changes.

3. Employment in public corporations & public sector financial institutions has been largely affected by the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc. (and subsidiaries), as well as Royal Mail plc. and Direct Line Group plc.

4. Public Corporations and Public Sector Financial Institutions includes British Wool Marketing Board from Q3 2009, The Oil and Pipeline Agency from Q1 2013, Medical Research Council Technology from Q1 2016, Awe Management Ltd from Q1 2014, NPL Management LtD from Q2 2017 and Shared Services Connect Limted from Q4 2015 to Q2 2017.

5. Public Bodies include Oil and Gas Authority from Q2 2015 and Information Commissioner's Office from Q1 2015.

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