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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 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
Q4 1999 2,276,000 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2% 1,743,500 76.6% 532,700 23.4%
Q4 2010 2,494,000 1,869,700 75.0% 624,600 25.0% 1,931,000 77.4% 563,300 22.6%
Q4 2011 2,478,000 1,884,100 76.0% 593,700 24.0% 1,936,700 78.2% 541,100 21.8%
Q4 2012 2,483,000 1,900,500 76.5% 582,700 23.5% 1,949,800 78.5% 533,400 21.5%
Q4 2013 2,556,000 1,986,400 77.7% 569,800 22.3% 2,022,700 79.1% 533,500 20.9%
Q4 2014 2,593,000 2,046,800 78.9% 545,800 21.1% 2,060,400 79.5% 532,300 20.5%
Q4 2015 2,614,000 2,069,300 79.1% 545,200 20.9% 2,083,200 79.7% 531,300 20.3%
Q4 2016 2,596,000 2,053,300 79.1% 542,500 20.9% 2,066,400 79.6% 529,300 20.4%
Change on year to:
Q4 2016 -18,710 -16,030 0 p.p. -2,680 0 p.p. -16,720 -0.1 p.p. -1,990 0.1 p.p.
% change on year:
Q4 2016 -0.7% -0.8% -0.5% -0.8% -0.4%

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.

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) and Network Rail.

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. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.


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