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Publication - Statistics Publication

Public Sector Employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017

Published: 21 Mar 2018
Part of:
Public sector, Statistics, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788517355

Employment snapshot statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies as at December 2017.

32 page PDF

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32 page PDF

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Contents
Public Sector Employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2017
3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

32 page PDF

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3. Devolved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 4)

The devolved public sector includes:

  • Devolved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Local Government, covering Scottish Local Authorities, Police and Fire Services (up to Q1 2013), Valuation Joint Boards and Regional Transport Partnerships;
  • Police and Fire Services (Q2 2013 onwards)
  • NHS in Scotland;
  • Further Education Colleges;
  • Devolved Public Corporations;
  • Other Devolved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

Employment in the devolved public sector has increased by 2,390 (+0.5%) over the last year, from 501,900 in Q4 2016 to 504,300 in Q4 2017. Chart 4 shows the composition of the devolved public sector as at Q4 2017.

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q4 2017

Chart 4: Breakdown of Devolved Public Sector Employment by Category, Headcount, Q4 2017

Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 4 2017

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the individual parts due to rounding

Over the year:

Employment in Scottish Local Government increased by 720 (+0.3%) over the year to 243,000 in Q4 2017.

Employment in the NHS increased by 1,140 (+0.7%) over the year to 163,400 in Q4 2017. A detailed breakdown on this information by staffing group was published by ISD on the 6 th March 2018: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/

The number of Police and Fire Service employees decreased by 270 (-1.0%) to 27,600 in Q4 2017.

The devolved civil service saw an increase of 430 (+2.5%) in employment between Q4 2016 and Q4 2017.

Employment in other public bodies increased by 90 (+0.6%) to 15,400 in Q4 2017.

Employment in Further Education colleges decreased by 30 (-0.2%) to 13,900 in Q4 2017.

Employment in public corporations increased by 310 (+1.4%) over the year to 23,000 in Q4 2017.


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