Civil Service professions

The Civil Service is made up of several professions, including policy, operational delivery, various corporate functions and more specialist ones (such as medicine, law or planning). However, the poor quality of the public data makes it difficult to build a clear picture of the professional makeup of the Civil Service.

Annual report 2015 chapter


The data

The ONS provides us with bespoke data, which breaks down the professions of civil servants by government organisation.  This data is collected as part of the ONS Annual Civil Service Employment Survey.

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