Public sector employment in the UK in 2018, by industry

Public sector employment in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018, by industry (in thousand individuals employed)

Public sector employment in the UK in 2018, by industry This statistic shows the number of people employed in the public sector in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018. The largest sector in terms of employment was the National Health Service with 1.65 million individuals employed.
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Public sector employment in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018, by industry (in thousand individuals employed)

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Individuals employed in thousands
Construction 32
HM Forces*153
Police (including civilians) 246
Civil Service**431
Education 1,513
National Health Service 1,648
Other health and social work 217
Other (including financial corporations)**503
Individuals employed in thousands
Construction 32
HM Forces*153
Police (including civilians) 246
Civil Service**431
Education 1,513
National Health Service 1,648
Other health and social work 217
Other (including financial corporations)**503
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This statistic shows the number of people employed in the public sector in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018. The largest sector in terms of employment was the National Health Service with 1.65 million individuals employed.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
June 2018
Supplementary notes
* This series excludes locally engaged staff stationed outside the United Kingdom.
** This series excludes the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
*** This series includes publicly owned financial corporations. Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc was classified to the public sector from 13 October 2008. It is therefore included in the public sector
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