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Scottish Government Workforce Statistics June 2017

13 September 2017 

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published today by Scotland's Chief Statistician. These statistics cover the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff, up to the most recent quarter ending June 2017.

The Scottish Government Workforce Information June 2017 statistics show that:

  • At the end of June 2017, there were 5,296 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) directly employed staff, an increase from last year's figure of 5,182 at the end June 2016. The percentage of directly employed staff in permanent (96%) and temporary (4 %) categories remained the same as last year (June 2016: 96 %, 4%)
  • There was a 5 per cent decrease in the number of contingent (non-directly employed) workers, from 1,049 at the end of June 2016, to 997 at the end of June 2017, a decrease of 52 workers
  • The staff sickness level was 7.2 average working days lost (AWDL) per staff year in the 12 month period ending June 2017 (3.2% of working days were lost). This is a decrease in the number of AWDL for the same period last year (7.3 AWDL June 2016)
  • At the end of June 2017, just over half (51%) of the workforce were female, compared to 49% male. The proportion of female staff is unchanged compared to the same period last year (51% June 2016)
  • The majority of staff were aged 40-49 (28.6%), 50-59 (27.7%) and 30-39 (25.1%) at the end of June 2017. In contrast, 12.4% were aged 16-29, and 6.2% were aged 60 or over
  • The proportions of directly employed staff providing diversity information on ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief have all increased since the same period last year

Souce - Scottish Government Website

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