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
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector in December 2019 was 56,300, 1,440 (2.6%) higher than in December 2018.

The reserved public sector employment includes:

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

Chart 5 shows the size of each group in the reserved public sector as at December 2019.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector as at December 2019, Headcount
Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector as at December 2019, Headcount

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 4 2019

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.

The increase in the overall headcount in the reserved public sector was due to:

  • Employment levels for Other Public Sector[5] increasing by 1,990 (9.8%) from 20,300 in December 2018 to 22,300 in December 2019;

while:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service fell by 550
    (2.2%) to 24,300;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces were unchanged at 9,700.
Figure 4: Percentage Change (from December 2018 to December 2019) in the Reserved Public Sector, Headcount
Figure 4: Percentage Change (from December 2018 to December 2019) in the Reserved Public Sector, Headcount

Contact

Email: lmstats@gov.scot