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Public sector employment statistics: 4th quarter 2020

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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 2020.

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Public sector employment statistics: 4th quarter 2020
Table 4: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 4: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Footnote 1, 3

Not Seasonally Adjusted

  Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Armed Forces Public Bodies2 Public Corporations2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions2
Other Public Sector2
Q4 1999 76,700 33,800 15,100 6,000 21,900 - 27,800
Q4 2014 57,400 25,500 9,700 * * * 22,200
Q4 2015 57,600 25,600 10,100 * * * 21,800
Q4 2016 56,600 25,700 10,000 * * * 20,900
Q4 2017 55,700 25,500 9,800 * * * 20,400
Q4 2018 54,800 24,900 9,700 * * * 20,300
Q4 2019 56,300 24,300 9,700 * * * 22,300
Q4 2020 54,600 24,600 9,800 * * * 20,200
Change on year to:
Q4 2020 -1,720 230 130 -2,080
% change on year:              
Q4 2020 -3.1% 0.9% 1.3%       -9.3%

Notes:

1. 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. Public corporations, public sector financial institutions and public bodies, have been combined into 'other public sector' to ensure individual organisation figures are not disclosed.

3. For further information on interpreting these series, see the series reclassification guide or background notes of the publication.


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