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Publication - Statistics Publication

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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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third quarter 2016
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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
Q3 1999 2,293,000 1,746,200 76.2% 546,400 23.8% 1,764,600 77.0% 528,000 23.0%
Q3 2010 2,490,000 1,864,100 74.9% 625,500 25.1% 1,921,700 77.2% 567,900 22.8%
Q3 2011 2,502,000 1,906,000 76.2% 595,900 23.8% 1,958,300 78.3% 543,700 21.7%
Q3 2012 2,488,000 1,904,300 76.6% 583,300 23.4% 1,952,100 78.5% 535,500 21.5%
Q3 2013 2,555,000 1,972,200 77.2% 582,900 22.8% 2,022,400 79.2% 532,600 20.8%
Q3 2014 2,591,000 2,045,700 79.0% 545,200 21.0% 2,059,500 79.5% 531,400 20.5%
Q3 2015 2,612,000 2,067,500 79.1% 544,700 20.9% 2,081,400 79.7% 530,800 20.3%
Q3 2016 2,584,000 2,041,900 79.0% 542,200 21.0% 2,055,500 79.5% 528,600 20.5%
Change on year to:
Q3 2016 -28,160 -25,630 -0.1 p.p. -2,530 0.1 p.p. -25,910 -0.1 p.p. -2,250 0.1 p.p.
% change on year:
Q3 2016 -1.1% -1.2% -0.5% -1.2% -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.
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. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
7. Detailed tables showing a full time series of data - all quarters back to Q1 1999 - are available to download from the Public Sector Employment Websection:
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment


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