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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2016

Published: 15 Mar 2017
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786528513

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 2016
Table 8: Total devolved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

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

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Devolved Public Sector NHS 6 Civil Service 8 Police and Fire Services 2 Further Education Colleges 3,5 Other Public Bodies 3,8 Local Government 2,4,7 Public Corporations
Q4 1999 387,100 106,900 14,000 - 11,500 8,000 237,600 9,200
Q4 2010 427,900 134,300 16,700 - 12,300 14,200 244,500 5,900
Q4 2011 412,500 131,300 15,800 - 11,100 13,500 234,900 6,000
Q4 2012 411,200 132,500 15,600 - 10,600 13,800 232,400 6,200
Q4 2013 412,500 135,000 15,900 28,400 10,300 12,500 203,200 7,200
Q4 2014 413,600 137,500 16,400 27,800 10,500 12,700 201,800 6,900
Q4 2015 412,400 138,300 15,900 27,400 10,600 13,700 199,300 7,100
Q4 2016 410,700 139,300 15,900 27,200 10,100 13,800 197,000 7,500
Change on year to:
Q4 2016 -1,680 950 -40 -280 -460 30 -2,240 350
% change on year:
Q4 2016 -0.4% 0.7% -0.2% -1.0% -4.4% 0.2% -1.1% 5.0%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred; change on year rounded to the nearest ten; percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries.

2. Police and Fire Reform: From Q2 2013 Police and Fire Services have been reclassified as central government rather than local government (as their predecessors were). All police staff are employed by the Scottish Police Authority ( SPA) whether deployed with the SPA or with the Police Service of Scotland. Although the SPA is an 'Other Public Body' to avoid duplication and ensure comprehensive numbers are reported for the Police and Fire category, from Q2 2013 all police staff have been included within the Police and Fire category (and not in the Other Public Bodies category).

3. In October 2012 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. Although the SPA is an 'Other Public Body' to avoid duplication and ensure comprehensive numbers are reported for the Police and Fire category, from Q2 2013 all police staff have been included within the Police and Fire category (and not in the Other Public Bodies category).

4. 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 transferrred from Scottish Borders Council to SB Cares on 1st April 2015 and from Angus Council to Angus Alive on 1st December 2015 thus explaining part of the decrease in local government employment.

5. 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.

6. 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 FTE headcount staff transferred from Highland Council to NHS Highland as a result of the move to integrated health and social care services.

7. Prior to Q2 2006, Scottish Borders Council headcount and FTE figures do not include Casual/Relief employees who were paid in the reference period. This means that these figures underestimate the true headcount and FTE for Scottish Borders Council.

8. In Q4 2015, Historic Scotland (previously part of the devolved civil service) merged with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (a non-departmental public body in the other public bodies category) to become Historic Environment Scotland in the Other Public Bodies category.


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