These tables include comparisons for Q4 in 1999 and 2010 to 2016
only. A complete time series, including all quarters back to Q1
1999 is provided in the excel spreadsheets published at the public
sector employment web section
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount
Not Seasonally Adjusted
|Total Employment 6||Private Sector 2||Public Sector||Estimated Private Sector including major reclassifications 3, 4||Estimated Public Sector excluding major reclassifications 3, 5|
|Level||Level||Percentage of total employment||Level||Percentage of total employment||Level||Percentage of total employment||Level||Percentage of total employment|
|Change on year to:|
|Q1 2017||60,690||64,060||0.6 p.p.||-3,370||-0.6 p.p.||62,640||0.6 p.p.||-1,940||-0.6 p.p.|
|% change on year:|
p.p. - percentage points
1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, unless otherwise stated. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.
2. Private sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from individual organisation statistical returns).
3. Major reclassifications include: Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, Post Office Ltd (until Q2 2006) and Network Rail.
4. Private sector including major reclassifications includes the figures for the above organisations in the private sector series when they were part of the public sector.
5. Public sector excluding major reclassifications excludes the figures for the above organisations from the public sector series when they were part of the public sector.
6. Total employment figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
Email: Thomas Pennock
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House