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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
4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)

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4. Reserved Public Sector Employment in Scotland; Headcount (see Table 5)

This section provides a summary of reserved public sector employment which includes:

  • Reserved Civil Service (see section 5);
  • Armed Forces;
  • Reserved Public Corporations and Public Sector Financial Institutions;
  • Other Reserved Public Bodies (which covers Non-Departmental Bodies and other bodies).

The number of people employed in the reserved public sector decreased by 680 (-1.2%) to 55,700 in Q4 2017.

The estimated reserved public sector excluding the effects of the major reclassifications decreased by 280 (-0.6%) to 42,900 in Q4 2017.

Chart 5 shows the composition of the reserved public sector as at Q4 2017.

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, Headcount, Q4 2017

Chart 5: Breakdown of Reserved Public Sector Employment by Sector, 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 levels for the Reserved Civil Service decreased by 150 (-0.6%);
  • Employment levels for Public Corporations & Public Sector Financial Institutions [4] decreased by 490 (-4.4%) from 11,200 in Q4 2016 to 10,700 in Q4 2017;
  • Employment levels for the Armed Forces decreased by 170 (-1.7%);
  • Employment levels for Public Bodies increased by 130 (+1.3%).

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