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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
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount

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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 1,090 (-1.9%) to 57,000 in Q2 2017.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 50 (-0.1%) to 43,600 in Q2 2017.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q2 2017.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q2 2017

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, 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 levels for the Reserved Civil Service increased by 160 (+0.6%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [4] decreased by 1,170 (-9.2%) from 12,600 in Q2 2016 to 11,500 in Q2 2017;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 30 (-0.3%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies decreased by 60 (-0.6%).

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