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Publication - Statistics publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
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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Contents
Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth 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
Q3 1999 2,293,000 1,746,200 76.2% 546,400 23.8% 1,764,600 77.0% 528,000 23.0%
Q3 2011 r 2,502,000 1,892,500 75.6% 609,400 24.4% 1,958,100 78.3% 543,800 21.7%
Q3 2012 r 2,488,000 1,890,600 76.0% 597,400 24.0% 1,952,400 78.5% 535,700 21.5%
Q3 2013 r 2,556,000 1,958,400 76.6% 597,500 23.4% 2,023,200 79.2% 532,700 20.8%
Q3 2014 r 2,593,000 2,032,600 78.4% 560,200 21.6% 2,061,100 79.5% 531,700 20.5%
Q3 2015 r 2,616,000 2,056,100 78.6% 559,800 21.4% 2,084,900 79.7% 531,100 20.3%
Q3 2016 r 2,584,000 2,026,000 78.4% 557,800 21.6% 2,054,700 79.5% 529,100 20.5%
Q3 2017 2,643,000 2,083,800 78.8% 559,600 21.2% 2,112,100 79.9% 531,300 20.1%
Change on year to:
Q3 2017 59,510 57,720 0.4 p.p. 1,790 -0.4 p.p. 57,320 0.4 p.p. 2,190 -0.4 p.p.
% change on year:
Q3 2017 2.3% 2.8% 0.3% 2.8% 0.4%

r = revision due to addition of Registered Social Landlords as a public corporation and Community Safety Glasgow as a local government body. Other civil service (reserved public sector) has also been updated.
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), Network Rail and Registered Social Landlords.
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.


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