Northern Ireland Civil Service Employment Statistics

Figures at the Northern Ireland level, N I Civil Service staff numbers by department disaggregated by headcount, full-time equivalents, permanent, temporary/casual, gender and by analogous grade level for permanent staff. These are collated from the relevant electronic Human Resource (HR) systems on a quarterly basis and an accompanying statistical report is published on the NISRA website.

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Creation Date November 2, 2017, 15:04 (UTC)
Topic Category Economy

All data are sourced from HRConnect and additional Dept. of Justice databases. In the table, abbreviations are used. The names of Departments, analogous grade levels and corresponding abbreviations and information on the calculation of Full time Equivalent (FTE) figures are given in the Background Notes in the statistical report on the NISRA website. Figures exclude staff on a Career Break or on secondment outside the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Full Time Equivalent figures have been rounded and are displayed as whole numbers.

Frequency of Update Quarterly
Contact Name NICS Employment Statistics Section
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Figures relating to Department ‘Other’ include staff in the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, the Office of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, and the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Team. More information about the data available and associated definitions including the departmental acronyms, is available from the relevant published statistical reports on the NISRA website

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