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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2016

Published: 14 Dec 2016
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781786526878

Employment snapshot statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies as at September 2016.

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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2016
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)

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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 270 (-0.5%) to 57,000 in Q3 2016.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications remained fairly constant (increasing by 20 (+0.0%)) to 43,400 in Q3 2016.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q3 2016.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q3 2016

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q3 2016

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2016

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding.

Over the year:

  • Employment levels for the Reserved Civil Service decreased by 170 (-0.7%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [3] decreased by 360 (-2.9%) from 12,000 in Q3 2015 to 11,700 in Q3 2016;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces increased by 350 (+3.6%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies decreased by 90 (-0.9%).

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