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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2013

Published: 19 Mar 2014
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781784122386

Employment snapshot 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 2013
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Table 2: Public sector employment by National Accounts Sector Classification; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Public Sector Total Central Government National Accounts Central Government Categories Local Government Public Corporations Public Sector Financial Institutions
NHS Civil Service Police and Fire Further Education Colleges Armed Forces Other Public Bodies
Q4 1999 551,200 223,500 129,800 48,300 15,700 15,100 14,600 296,300 31,300
Q4 2007 598,900 255,900 154,500 49,800 16,900 12,200 22,600 316,000 26,900
Q4 2008 647,100 259,500 157,400 49,800 16,900 12,000 23,400 313,600 31,300
Q4 2009 634,700 262,700 160,800 51,100 16,000 11,900 22,900 305,800 30,500 35,700
Q4 2010 615,700 258,400 158,000 48,700 16,800 12,300 22,700 295,500 28,400 33,500
Q4 2011 590,400 249,500 154,400 46,900 15,000 11,600 21,500 282,800 26,800 31,400
Q4 2012 580,100 247,300 155,800 45,100 14,100 10,900 21,500 277,700 26,300 28,700
Q4 2013 566,300 276,500 158,100 44,300 29,300 13,600 10,900 20,300 247,000 11,900 30,800
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -13,800 29,200 2,400 -800 29,300 -600 0 -1,200 -30,700 -14,400 2,200
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -2.4% 11.8% 1.5% -1.8% n/a -4.0% -0.1% -5.4% -11.1% -54.7% 7.5%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. Police and Fire Reform: Some of the change on year estimates will be affected by reclassification of organisations as a result of reforms to the police and fire services in Scotland. From Q2 2013 Police and Fire services have been reclassified as central government rather than local government. This reclassification has had an impact on the staffing numbers in both these categories. Also, from Q2 2013 staffing levels for the Scottish Police Authority (previously Scottish Police Services Authority) are included within the Police and Fire Services category in the table above (previously included in other public bodies).

3. In April 2013 the Scottish Agricultural College ( SAC) merged with 3 colleges to form Scotland's Rural College. This new organisation is classified as a public body as the SAC was). This has resulted in staffing levels moving from the Further Education to Other Public Bodies categories to reflect the merger of these organisations.

4. Public sector financial institutions include Northern Rock (classified to the public sector from Q4 2007), Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group plc (both classified to the public sector from Q4 2008), Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking. Those organisations classificed as Public Sector Financial Institutiones and SIC 64

5. A number of local government staff have transfered to arms length organisations which are part of the private sector under National Accounts definitions. For example, staff transferrred from Glasgow City Council to Cordia Limited Liability Partnership from 1 April 2009 thus explaining the decrease in local government employment between 2008 and 2009.

6. Information for further education colleges in Scotland is based on actual information from Q4 2010. The method used to create the back series is detailed in the background notes of this publication.

7. From Q4 2011, NHS has responsibility for employing Healthcare staff within prisons. Previously, these people were employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service ( SPS). Also in Q2 2011 1,491 & 1,062 WTE headcount staff transferred from Highland Council to NHS Highland as a result of the move to integrated health and social care services.

8. 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.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment


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