Survey at a glance
The Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES) comprises of three surveys addressed to local government, the civil service and public sector bodies (mainly Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Public Corporations).
The surveys collect information on the number of permanent and temporary employees in full and part time employment, by the employees' sex.
Information is collected on both a headcount and full-time equivalent basis.
The data are included as part of the Public Sector Employment Statistical Bulletin, Labour Market Statistical Bulletin and Workforce Jobs Series.
Selection Criteria - UK trading businesses registered for VAT and/or PAYE
Population - Approximately 6.051 million
Sample - Local Authorities approximately 431
Public Bodies approximately 466
Civil Service approximately 111
Frequency - Quarterly
Where is the data published?
Public Sector Employment is published on the ONS website.