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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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List of Tables

Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

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

Table 3: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

Table 4: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Table 5: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Table 6: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Table 7: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Table 8: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Table 9: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Table 10: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Table 11: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

These tables include comparisons for Q4 in 1999 and 2007 to 2013 only. A complete time series, including all quarters back to Q1 1999 is provided in the excel spreadsheets published at the public sector employment web section http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment

Background Notes

Background notes about the information contained in our PSE series are available at the following web section: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment/SourcesDef

Next Publication: 18 th June 2014

Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment Private Sector Public Sector Private Sector Public Sector
Including public sector financial institutions Excluding public sector financial institutions
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q4 1999 2,276,000 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2% 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2%
Q4 2007 2,541,000 1,941,800 76.4% 598,900 23.6% 1,941,800 76.4% 598,900 23.6%
Q4 2008 2,532,000 1,885,300 74.4% 647,100 25.6% 1,927,900 76.1% 604,500 23.9%
Q4 2009 2,464,000 1,829,300 74.2% 634,700 25.8% 1,865,000 75.7% 599,000 24.3%
Q4 2010 2,480,000 1,864,300 75.2% 615,700 24.8% 1,897,800 76.5% 582,300 23.5%
Q4 2011 2,464,000 1,873,100 76.0% 590,400 24.0% 1,904,500 77.3% 559,000 22.7%
Q4 2012 2,468,000 1,888,400 76.5% 580,100 23.5% 1,917,100 77.7% 551,400 22.3%
Q4 2013 2,559,000 1,992,200 77.9% 566,300 22.1% 2,023,100 79.1% 535,400 20.9%
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 90,100 103,900 -13,800 106,000 -15,900
% change on year:
Q4 2013 3.6% 5.5% -2.4% 5.5% -2.9%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Total employment has been rounded to the nearest thousand.

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

3. Public 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). For Q1 the Feb-Apr 2013 rolling estimate from the LFS was used.

4. 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

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

Table 3: Public sector employment by devolved and reserved sector; Scotland, Headcount and Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Headcount Full-time equivalent
Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector Reserved Public Sector Reserved Public Sector (Excluding Financial Institutions) Total Public Sector Devolved Public Sector Reserved Public Sector Reserved Public Sector (Excluding Financial Institutions)
Q4 1999 551,200 474,400 76,700 76,700 460,200 387,100 73,100 73,100
Q4 2007 598,900 526,400 72,500 72,500 507,100 438,700 68,400 68,400
Q4 2008 647,100 527,000 120,100 77,500 551,900 439,800 112,100 72,800
Q4 2009 634,700 522,300 112,400 76,700 542,600 437,900 104,700 72,100
Q4 2010 615,700 509,500 106,200 72,800 526,700 427,800 98,900 68,200
Q4 2011 590,400 489,700 100,800 69,400 506,200 412,500 93,700 64,900
Q4 2012 580,100 485,100 94,900 66,200 499,500 411,100 88,400 62,100
Q4 2013 566,300 485,600 80,600 49,800 487,200 412,400 74,800 46,500
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -13,800 500 -14,300 -16,400 -12,300 1,300 -13,600 -15,600
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -2.4% 0.1% -15.0% -24.8% -2.5% 0.3% -15.4% -25.1%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Devolved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Other public Bodies, NHS, Further Education Colleges, Local Government and Public Corporations. (as shown in in Table 4).
Reserved Public Sector consists of the following staff groups: Civil Service, Public Bodies, Armed Forces, Public Corporations, Public Sector Financial Institutions ( as shown in Table 5).

3. 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 organisation classified as Public Sector Financial Institutions and SIC 64.

4. 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

Table 4: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Devolved
Public Sector

NHS
Civil Service Police and Fire Services Further Education Colleges Other Public Bodies Local Government Public Corporations
Q4 1999 474,400 129,800 14,500 15,700 8,600 296,300 9,500
Q4 2007 526,400 154,500 16,600 16,900 15,500 316,000 6,900
Q4 2008 527,000 157,400 16,900 16,900 15,500 313,600 6,700
Q4 2009 522,300 160,800 17,500 16,000 15,800 305,800 6,400
Q4 2010 509,500 158,000 17,700 16,800 15,300 295,500 6,200
Q4 2011 489,700 154,400 16,600 15,000 14,600 282,800 6,300
Q4 2012 485,100 155,800 16,400 14,100 14,600 277,700 6,400
Q4 2013 485,600 158,100 16,700 29,300 13,600 13,700 247,000 7,100
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 500 2,400 300 29,300 -600 -900 -30,700 700
% change on year:
Q4 2013 0.1% 1.5% 1.6% n/a -4.0% -6.2% -11.1% 10.9%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred; percentages are based on unrounded figures.

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 organisation classified as Public Sector Financial Institutions and SIC 64.

5. A number of local government staff have transferred to arms length organisations which are part of the private sector under National Accounts definitions. For example, staff transferred 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 collected 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 2012 1,491 & 1062.1 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

Table 5: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations Public Sector
Financial Institutions
Q4 1999 76,700 33,800 6,000 15,100 21,900
Q4 2007 72,500 33,200 7,100 12,200 20,000
Q4 2008 120,100 32,900 8,000 12,000 24,600
Q4 2009 112,400 33,600 7,100 11,900 24,100 35,700
Q4 2010 106,200 31,000 7,400 12,300 22,200 33,500
Q4 2011 100,800 30,300 6,900 11,600 20,500 31,400
Q4 2012 94,900 28,700 6,800 10,900 19,900 28,700
Q4 2013 80,600 27,600 6,600 10,900 4,800 30,800
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -14,300 -1,100 -300 0 -15,100 2,200
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -15.0% -3.7% -3.7% -0.1% -76.0% 7.5%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. 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 organisation classified as Public Sector Financial Institutions and SIC 64.

3. Where the change over the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

4. 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

Table 6: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Devolved Civil Service
Total Devolved Civil Service Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Scottish Government Agencies Non-Ministerial Departments
Q4 2007 16,600 4,400 1,600 8,900 1,700
Q4 2008 16,900 5,000 1,700 8,400 1,800
Q4 2009 17,500 5,700 1,900 8,200 1,700
Q4 2010 17,700 5,600 1,800 6,700 3,600
Q4 2011 16,600 5,200 1,700 6,500 3,100
Q4 2012 16,400 5,100 1,700 6,700 3,000
Q4 2013 16,700 5,200 1,700 6,900 2,900
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 300 100 0 200 -100
% change on year:
Q4 2013 1.6% 2.1% 1.0% 2.9% -1.9%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Increases in Scottish Government Agencies are largely due to increased employment in the Scottish Prison Service in preparation for the opening of a new prison.

3. From Q4 2011, NHS has responsibility for employing Healthcare staff within prisons. Previously, these people were employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service ( SPS). In Q2 2012 1,491 & 1,062.1 WTE / headcount staff transferred from Highland Council to NHS Highland.

4. Where the change over the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

5. 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

Table 7: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Reserved Civil Service
Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service
Q4 2007 33,200 6,500 10,900 12,400 500 60 2,800
Q4 2008 32,900 6,000 11,100 10,800 500 70 4,500
Q4 2009 33,600 6,000 10,300 12,500 500 70 4,300
Q4 2010 31,000 5,700 9,600 11,300 500 70 3,800
Q4 2011 30,300 5,100 9,900 10,400 500 80 4,300
Q4 2012 28,700 4,200 9,400 11,700 500 60 2,700
Q4 2013 27,600 4,000 9,200 11,000 600 100 2,700
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -1,100 -300 -200 -700 100 30 0
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -3.7% -6.2% -2.4% -6.0% 12.9% 51.6% 0.8%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of the Scotland Office figures which are rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. From Q3 2012 DWP includes CMEC staff.
From Q4 2008 Staff, employed in the Child Support Agency within DWP, transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission ( CMEC). CMEC is an Non-Departmental Public Body. However, CMEC staff were included in the 'Other Civil Service' category as staff have retained their civil service contracts. From Q3 2012 CMEC staff have moved into DWP again.

3. Where the change on the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

4. 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

Table 8: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Devolved
Public Sector

NHS
Civil Service Police and Fire Services Further Education Colleges Other Public Bodies Local Government Public Corporations
Q4 1999 387,100 106,900 14,000 11,500 8,000 237,600 9,200
Q4 2007 438,700 131,300 15,800 12,400 14,300 258,300 6,600
Q4 2008 439,800 133,500 16,200 12,300 14,300 257,000 6,400
Q4 2009 437,900 136,700 16,700 11,700 14,700 252,000 6,100
Q4 2010 427,800 134,300 16,700 12,300 14,200 244,500 5,900
Q4 2011 412,500 131,300 15,800 11,100 13,500 234,800 6,000
Q4 2012 411,100 132,500 15,600 10,900 13,500 232,300 6,200
Q4 2013 412,400 135,000 15,900 28,400 10,500 12,500 203,200 6,900
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 1,300 2,500 200 28,400 -400 -1,000 -29,100 700
% change on year:
Q4 2013 0.3% 1.9% 1.6% n/a -3.8% -7.4% -12.5% 11.2%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred; percentages are based on unrounded figures.

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 organisation classified as Public Sector Financial Institutions and SIC 64.

5. A number of local government staff have transferred to arms length organisations which are part of the private sector under National Accounts definitions. For example, staff transferred 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 collected 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 2012 1,491 & 1062.1 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

Table 9: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Public Bodies Armed Forces Public Corporations Public Sector
Financial Institutions
Q4 1999 73,100 31,900 5,600 15,100 20,500
Q4 2007 68,400 30,900 6,500 12,200 18,800
Q4 2008 112,100 30,500 7,400 12,000 22,900
Q4 2009 104,700 31,100 6,600 11,900 22,500 32,600
Q4 2010 98,900 28,500 6,900 12,300 20,500 30,700
Q4 2011 93,700 27,600 6,600 11,600 19,100 28,800
Q4 2012 88,400 26,000 6,700 10,900 18,500 26,400
Q4 2013 74,800 24,900 6,300 10,900 4,500 28,300
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -13,600 -1,100 -400 0 -14,000 2,000
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -15.4% -4.2% -6.4% -0.1% -75.6% 7.5%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Public sector financial institutions include Northern Rock (classified to the public sector from Q4 2007), Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and Lloyds Banking Group plc (both classified to the public sector from Q4 2008).

3. Where the change on the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

4. Since Q3 2013 Royal Mail Plc and Direct Line Group have been reclassified as former public corporations into private sector

5. 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

Table 10: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Devolved Civil Service
Total Devolved Civil Service Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Scottish Government Agencies Non-Ministerial Departments
Q4 2007 15,800 4,200 1,500 8,400 1,600
Q4 2008 16,200 4,800 1,600 8,100 1,700
Q4 2009 16,700 5,500 1,800 7,800 1,600
Q4 2010 16,700 5,300 1,700 6,500 3,100
Q4 2011 15,800 5,000 1,600 6,300 2,900
Q4 2012 15,600 4,900 1,600 6,400 2,800
Q4 2013 15,900 5,000 1,600 6,600 2,700
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 200 100 0 200 -100
% change on year:
Q4 2013 1.6% 2.1% 1.2% 2.9% -2.2%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Increases in Scottish Government Agencies are largely due to increased employment in the Scottish Prison Service in preparation for the opening of a new prison.

3. From Q4 2011, NHS has responsibility for employing Healthcare staff within prisons. Previously, these people were employed directly by the Scottish Prison Service ( SPS). In Q2 2012 1,491 & 1,062.1 WTE / headcount staff transferred from Highland Council to NHS Highland.

4. Where the change over the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

5. 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

Table 11: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Reserved Civil Service
Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service
Q4 2007 30,900 6,400 10,000 11,300 500 60 2,700
Q4 2008 30,500 5,900 10,100 9,900 500 60 4,200
Q4 2009 31,100 5,800 9,300 11,500 400 70 4,000
Q4 2010 28,500 5,500 8,600 10,300 500 60 3,600
Q4 2011 27,600 4,900 8,700 9,400 500 70 4,000
Q4 2012 26,000 4,100 8,200 10,500 500 60 2,600
Q4 2013 24,900 3,800 8,000 9,800 600 90 2,700
Change on year to:
Q4 2013 -1,100 -300 -200 -700 100 30 0
% change on year:
Q4 2013 -4.2% -6.3% -2.9% -6.9% 13.0% 47.6% 0.9%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of the Scotland Office figures which are rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. From Q3 2012 DWP includes CMEC staff. From Q4 2008 Staff, employed in the Child Support Agency within DWP, transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission ( CMEC). CMEC is an Non-Departmental Public Body. However, CMEC staff were included in the 'Other Civil Service' category as staff have retained their civil service contracts. From Q3 2012 CMEC staff have moved into DWP again.

3. Where the change on the year is less than 50 this rounds to '0'.

4. 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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