Publication - Statistics

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2020

Published: 23 Mar 2021
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Public sector, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781800047242

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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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2020
Table 5: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 5: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Footnote 1, 2

Not Seasonally Adjusted

  Devolved Civil Service
Total Devolved Civil Service Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Scottish Government Agencies Non-Ministerial Departments
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
Q4 2019 20,600 7,100 1,900 7,800 3,700
Q4 2020 21,600 7,600 2,000 8,300 3,800
Change on year to:          
Q4 2020 960 460 30 420 50
% change on year:  
Q4 2020 4.7% 6.4% 1.7% 5.4% 1.3%

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


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