Welcome to the Public Sector Employment (PSE) Statistics websection
This websection provides access to all the latest Public Sector Employment statistics which are published quarterly. The latest statistics cover the period Q3 2013 and were updated at 9.30 am on the 18th December 2013.
The PSE statistics provide useful information on the level and structure of public sector employment in Scotland.
National Statistics Publication Notice
The latest National Statistics Publication Notice presenting the key public sector trends can be found at the following link:
Statistics Publication Notice: Public Sector Employment in Scotland: Statistics for 3rd Quarter 2013
The most recent and previous versions of this release are available from the Labour Market Statistics Publications webpage or via a search of all Scottish Government publications.
Please see the Local Government PSE page for further information on public sector employment in Scottish Local government.
Notification of changes to the Public Sector Employment Statistics from Q3 2013 publication:
A number of minor revisions will be made to the series in this publication in line with our revisions policy. Notable changes include:
- The inclusion of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureau in the public sector – this change is the result of a change to the public sector classification guide and will see this body included in the series from Q2 2005.
- Revisions to Glasgow 2014 back series – Glasgow 2014 was added to the Public Sector Employment series from Q4 2012, however no historic data were included as these were not available. This information is now available and historic data for this organisation will be included in the series from Q2 2007.
These revisions will be included in the Q3 2013 National Statsitics Publication, schedulesd for release on 18th December 2013.
Key Changes to the Public Sector affecting the Q2 2013 Publication:
Introduction of single services for Police and Fire in April 2013 and the reclassification of these services from local to central government:
This reclassification has resulted in approximately 29,000 staff (headcount) moving to the central government category from local government. Also, from Q2 onwards the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), previously known as the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) is included within the Police and Fire Services category rather than in Other Public Bodies category. See the publication for more information.
Notification of changes to the Public Sector Employment Statistics Series and Websection
From the Q1 2013 publication:
Public Sector Employment in Scotland is classed as a Market Sensitive National Statistics. This brings it into line with the Office For National Statistics Public Sector Employment publication.
Notice of revisions to Series in December 2012
SG have been carrying out a review of the definitions of SG Core and Public Bodies used in the publication, as a result of the review there will be a small revision implemented next quarter to these parts of the public sector. This will have a small impact on the historical time series.