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Public Sector Employment In Scotland Statistics For 4th Quarter 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 2021.

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

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Total Public Sector: Headcount Devolved Public Sector: Headcount [note 2] Reserved Public Sector: Headcount [note 3] Total Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent Devolved Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent [note 2] Reserved Public Sector: Full-time Equivalent [note 3]
Q4 1999 551,100 474,300 76,700 460,200 387,100 73,100
Q4 2015 560,800 503,200 57,600 479,600 425,700 53,900
Q4 2016 558,500 501,900 56,600 477,800 424,600 53,200
Q4 2017 558,400 502,700 55,700 479,300 427,000 52,400
Q4 2018 551,600 496,800 54,800 471,500 419,900 51,600
Q4 2019 561,200 504,900 56,300 480,100 427,100 53,000
Q4 2020 573,300 518,700 54,600 493,400 441,900 51,500
Q4 2021 589,600 534,400 55,200 508,700 456,400 52,300
Change on year to:
Q4 2021 16,330 15,660 670 15,370 14,550 820
% change on year:
Q4 2021 2.8% 3.0% 1.2% 3.1% 3.3% 1.6%

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, Armed Forces, Other Public Sector (as shown in Table 4)

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