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S5W-11368: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government where the (a) 5,500 core directorate, (b) 6,200 agency and (c) 3,600 non-ministerial department staff referred to in Public Sector Employment Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2017 are located.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 28 September 2017

The Scottish Government only holds location information for those organisations to which it provides an HR service. Data is available for all Core Directorates, most Agencies and some Non-Ministerial departments. Location information is not collected for other organisations which contribute to the Public Sector Employment statistics.

Scottish Government Core Directorates, Q2 2017

Aberdeen City

259

Aberdeenshire

85

Angus

4

Argyll & Bute

49

City of Edinburgh

3806

Dumfries & Galloway

32

Dundee City

21

Eilean Siar

28

Falkirk

47

Fife

2

Glasgow City

785

Highland

109

Moray

14

Orkney Islands

20

Outwith Scotland

9

Perth & Kinross

115

Renfrewshire

1

Scottish Borders

43

Shetland Isles

16

South Ayrshire

50

South Lanarkshire

28

West Lothian

19

Total

5542

Note:

1. The total headcount for Scottish Government Core Directorates is the same from the Scottish Government HR and Public Sector Employment data sources.

Agencies, Q2 2017

Aberdeen City

8

City of Edinburgh

355

Dumfries & Galloway

1

Dundee City

22

Fife

9

Glasgow City

763

Highland

5

North Ayrshire

136

Scottish Borders

305

Shetland Isles

1

West Lothian

66

Total

1671

Notes:

1. The total headcount for Agencies in the above table is not the same as the total in the Public Sector Employment publication as the Scottish Government HR data source only includes those agencies for which the Scottish Government provides an HR service.

2. Agencies included: Accountant in Bankruptcy, Disclosure Scotland, Education Scotland, Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Transport Scotland.

Non-ministerial Departments, Q2 2017

Aberdeen City

109

Aberdeenshire

13

Angus

3

City of Edinburgh

452

Dumfries & Galloway

21

Glasgow City

49

Moray

2

North Ayrshire

4

North Lanarkshire

3

Perth & Kinross

9

Renfrewshire

7

South Ayrshire

3

Stirling

10

Total

685

Notes:

1. The total headcount for non-ministerial departments in the above table is not the same as the total in the Public Sector Employment publication as the Scottish Government HR data source only includes those departments for which the Scottish Government provides an HR service.

2. Non-ministerial departments included: Food Standards Scotland, National Records of Scotland, Revenue Scotland, Scottish Fiscal Commission, Scottish Housing Regulator.