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Release: Public Sector Employment, Q1 2012

Released: 20 June 2012 Next edition: 12 September 2012


Emily Carless

Labour Market Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455717

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Public Sector Employment, Government, Central and Local Government, Public Sector Personnel, Civil Service Personnel, Home Civil Service Personnel

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey

This release contains detailed UK public sector employment estimates. The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations as defined for the UK National Accounts.

The release contains quarterly and annual estimates of public sector employment, aggregated by sector classification and industry. Estimates are provided on a headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The complete seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted time series are also available.

Civil Service estimates are provided by government department and agency. Employment in Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) is also available, aggregated by sponsoring government department.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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