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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
Tables

31 page PDF

810.5kB

Tables

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
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment

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
Q1 1999 2,228,000 1,682,800 75.5% 545,500 24.5% 1,701,200 76.3% 527,100 23.7%
Q1 2011 2,487,000 1,866,400 75.0% 620,500 25.0% 1,920,100 77.2% 566,800 22.8%
Q1 2012 2,466,000 1,874,400 76.0% 591,800 24.0% 1,924,500 78.0% 541,700 22.0%
Q1 2013 2,522,000 1,937,600 76.8% 584,200 23.2% 1,985,500 78.7% 536,300 21.3%
Q1 2014 2,557,000 2,008,500 78.6% 548,500 21.4% 2,022,800 79.1% 534,200 20.9%
Q1 2015 2,621,000 2,074,100 79.1% 546,600 20.9% 2,087,800 79.7% 533,000 20.3%
Q1 2016 2,564,000 2,017,900 78.7% 546,400 21.3% 2,032,300 79.3% 532,000 20.7%
Q1 2017 2,625,000 2,081,900 79.3% 543,000 20.7% 2,095,000 79.8% 530,000 20.2%
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:
Q1 2017 2.4% 3.2% -0.6% 3.1% -0.4%

Notes:

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.


Contact

Email: Thomas Pennock

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG