Local Government Employment
This section provides a summary of local government employment for Scotland and by Local Authority.
Total employment in Local Government (including Scottish Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire Boards, Valuation Joint Boards, and Regional Transport Partnerships) was 277,700 in Q4 2012. This was a decrease of 5,100 (1.8 %), down from 282,800 (in Q4 2011).
Quarterly time series of local government employment is available in the web tables.
Based on Headcount employment
Total employment in Local Government (excluding Police, Fire and related services) was 248,200 in Q4 2012.
In Q4 2012 total employment in police and related services was 23,900 and total employment in fire and related services was 5,600.
See web tables for quarterly time series.
Related Local Government staffing information:
For further information on the official source for social work staffing, published by the Scottish Social services Council, please see:
Official Statistics for teacher numbers are included in the Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland publication, produced by the Scottish Government, see:
Police and Related Services
The Official Statistics for Police officer strength can be found from the link below: