This data shows the number of staff employed at different grades in the Home Office, our agencies and executive non-departmental public bodies.
The data is broken down by headcount and number of posts (full-time equivalents). It includes the number of ‘non-payroll staff’, and the paybill costs relating to staff, broken down into component parts (for example, salaries, allowances, and employer’s pensions contributions).
Data from 2010 and 2011 is also available.
Notes to accompany the monthly workforce management information
- These figures are not official statistics. They are internal workforce management information published in the interests of transparency
- These figures have not been reconciled centrally with any national statistics. Where differences appear between the monthly information and national statistics, clarifying comments will be provided. The ONS quarterly public sector employment statistics provide an official headline measure for comparing the overall size of employment in central government organisations with other sectors of the economy at the relevant quarterly reference point.
- Some organisations may not have information available for each month, and at this stage coverage may therefore not reach 100 per cent for those organisations in scope.
- Given the wide range of organisations covered, caution should be exercised when drawing inferences from the figures and care should be taken when making comparisons between organisations. Users should refer to the additional commentary and notes.
Notes on this data
- Equality and Human Rights Commission, a non-departmental public body: joined the Home Office on 1 April 2011 and included in April 2011 figures and subsequent months
- Next Generation HR: Civil Service Learning: the Home Office undertook lead responsibility, across government, for this expert service from 4 April 2001 and its employees are included in April 2011 figures and subsequent months
- ‘Other, unknown, or unspecified’: Home Office employees move within the department and its agencies to meet the needs of the business. At any given time, some employees are ‘in transition’ on our main employee records system, moving from one area of the department to another. While they are in transit, these employees can alter their terms and conditions of employment but their records cannot be updated until they have moved to their new area of business. As the Home Office’s system is a ‘live’ system, there is always a need to include this category for transparency purposes. Returns include this group of staff in the ‘Home Office’ data.
- Government Equalities Office: joined the Home Office on 1 April 2011, but their records did not migrate to our records system until May 2011 because of year-end activities on both department’s systems. Returns include this group of staff.
- Independent Chief Inspectorate of UK Border Agency: although part of the Home Office for some time, the unique nature of this organisation meant that its reporting had fallen within the ‘NDPB’ arena. However, from July 2011 onwards Home Office figures include this group of staff.