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Employment in the public sector

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  • Release date: 29 April 2009
  • Period covered: 2007
A report which presents data by sector, gender, type of organisation and occupation.

Key points

  • Just under a quarter of people in employment were employed in the public sector in Wales in 2007.
  • Between 1999 and 2007 public sector employment in Wales increased by 8 per cent, compared to an increase of 12 per cent in the private sector.
  • Almost two thirds of those in Wales who are in employment in the public sector are women.
  • Just over half of those working in the public sector in Wales work in local government (this includes schools).
  • Only 8 per cent of those in employment in the public sector are aged under 25, compared with 18 per cent in the private sector.
  • Over half of those employed in the public sector in Wales have a degree or higher qualification compared to just under a quarter in the private sector.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5817
E-mail: economic.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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