Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2019

Published: 17 Mar 2020
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781839606410

Statistics 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 2019.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2019
Table 2: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

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Table 2: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Headcount Full-time equivalent
Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector2 Reserved Public Sector3 Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector2 Reserved Public Sector3
Q4 1999 551,200 474,500 76,700 460,300 387,200 73,100
Q4 2013 584,800 501,600 83,200 503,000 425,600 77,400
Q4 2014 561,100 503,700 57,400 480,500 426,800 53,600
Q4 2015 560,900 503,400 57,600 479,700 425,800 53,900
Q4 2016 558,600 502,000 56,600 477,900 424,700 53,200
Q4 2017 560,000 504,300 55,700 479,500 427,100 52,400
Q4 2018 r 551,700 496,900 54,800 471,600 420,000 51,600
Q4 2019 561,400 505,200 56,300 480,500 427,500 53,000
Change on year to:
Q4 2019 9,730 8,300 1,440 8,860 7,510 1,350
% change on year:
Q4 2019 1.8% 1.7% 2.6% 1.9% 1.8% 2.6%

r - due to minor revisions to data

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. Devolved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Other Public Bodies, NHS, Further Education Colleges, Local Government and Public Corporations (as shown in Table 3).

3. Reserved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Public Bodies, Armed Forces, Public Corporations, Public Sector Financial Institutions (as shown in Table 4).


Contact

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