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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
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

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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
Q2 1999 2,245,000 1,699,100 75.7% 545,600 24.3% 1,717,600 76.5% 527,100 23.5%
Q2 2011 2,506,000 1,901,500 75.9% 604,200 24.1% 1,954,200 78.0% 551,400 22.0%
Q2 2012 2,479,000 1,891,600 76.3% 587,500 23.7% 1,940,300 78.3% 538,800 21.7%
Q2 2013 2,537,000 1,952,100 76.9% 585,000 23.1% 2,003,000 78.9% 534,200 21.1%
Q2 2014 2,598,000 2,050,500 78.9% 547,500 21.1% 2,064,600 79.5% 533,500 20.5%
Q2 2015 2,601,000 2,056,000 79.0% 545,400 21.0% 2,069,800 79.6% 531,600 20.4%
Q2 2016 2,630,000 2,084,900 79.3% 544,800 20.7% 2,099,400 79.8% 530,300 20.2%
Q2 2017 2,679,000 2,135,800 79.7% 543,600 20.3% 2,149,300 80.2% 530,200 19.8%
Change on year to:
Q2 2017 49,730 50,920 0.4 p.p. -1,190 -0.4 p.p. 49,880 0.4 p.p. -150 -0.4 p.p.
% change on year:
Q2 2017 1.9% 2.4% -0.2% 2.4% 0.0%

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: 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