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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for second quarter 2017

Published: 13 Sep 2017
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788512244

Employment statistics snapshot based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies as of June 2017.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for second quarter 2017
3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

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3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

(see Table 4)

The devolved public sector includes:

  • Devolved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Local Government, covering Scottish Local Authorities, Police and Fire Services (up to Q1 2013), Valuation Joint Boards and Regional Transport Partnerships;
  • Police and Fire Services (Q2 2013 onwards)
  • NHS in Scotland;
  • Further Education Colleges;
  • Devolved Public Corporations;
  • Other Devolved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

Employment in the devolved public sector has decreased by 100 (0.0%) over the last year, from 486,700 in Q2 2016 to 486,600 in Q2 2017. Chart 4 shows the composition of the devolved public sector as at Q2 2017.

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q2 2017

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q2 2017

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2017
Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding

Over the year:

Employment in Scottish Local Government decreased by 1,020 (-0.4%) over the year to 242,000 in Q2 2017.

Employment in the NHS increased by 860 (+0.5%) over the year to 162,200 in Q2 2017. A detailed breakdown on this information by staffing group was published by ISD on the 5 th September 2017: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/

The number of Police and Fire Service employees decreased by 380 (-1.4%), from 28,100 in Q2 2016 to 27,700 in Q2 2017.

The devolved civil service saw an increase of 210 (+1.3%) in employment between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017.

Employment in other public bodies increased by 50 (+0.3%) to 15,700 in Q2 2017.

Employment in Further Education colleges decreased by 190 (-1.3%) to 13,900 in Q2 2017.

Employment in public corporations increased by 360 (+4.7%) over the year to Q2 2017, increasing from 7,700 in Q2 2016 to 8,100 in Q2 2017.


Contact

Email: Tom Pennock, thomas.pennock@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

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