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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2017

Published: 14 Jun 2017
Part of:
Economy, Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788510370

Employment snapshot statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies as at June 2016.

31 page PDF

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31 page PDF

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for first quarter 2017
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)

This section provides a summary of reserved public sector employment which includes:

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

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector decreased by 2,000 (-3.4%) to 56,300 in Q1 2017.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 570 (-1.3%) to 43,200 in Q1 2017.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q1 2017.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q1 2017

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q1 2017

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 1 2017

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

Over the year:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service decreased by 160 (-0.6%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [3] decreased by 1,540 (-12.2%) from 12,600 in Q1 2016 to 11,100 in Q1 2017;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 230 (-2.2%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies decreased by 70 (-0.7%).

Contact

Email: Thomas Pennock

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
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