Regional analysis of public sector employment 2011

  • At Q3 2011, London had the largest number of public sector employees (790,000), followed by the North West (680,000), the South East (678,000) and Scotland (589,000).
  • All regions showed a decrease in PSE in the year to Q3 2011, the largest falls were in the South West (37,000; -7.0 per cent), the North West (35,000; -4.8 per cent), the South East (30,000; -4.2 per cent) and London (28,000; -3.4 per cent).
  • England (233,000; -4.6 per cent), Scotland (23,000; -3.8 per cent), Wales (9,000; -2.8 per cent) and Northern Ireland (4,000; -1.7 per cent) all showed a decrease in PSE in the year to Q3 2011.
  • By contrast, England (209,000; +1.1 per cent), Northern Ireland (39,000; +7.4 per cent), Scotland (30,000; +1.6 per cent) and Wales (12,000; +1.2 per cent) all showed an increase in private sector employment during the same period.

Regional analysis of public sector employment 2011 – ONS

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