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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788515146

Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies.

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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth 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 350 (-0.6%) to 56,400 in Q3 2017.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications increased by 100 (+0.2%) to 43,300 in Q3 2017.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q3 2017.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q3 2017
Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q3 2017

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 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 400 (+1.6%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [4] decreased by 530 (-4.6%) from 11,700 in Q3 2016 to 11,200 in Q3 2017;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 190 (-1.9%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies decreased by 30 (-0.3%).

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