Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (94)

Joan Burton

Question:

94. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the public sector pay bill in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of full-time civil and public servants employed; and the whole-time equivalent employed for each of the above years. [39449/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The gross pay bill for the public sector for each of the years 2016 to 2018 is as follows:

2016 - €15.6 billion

2017 - €16.5 billion

2018 - €17.7 billion

The gross pay bill to end – August 2019 is €12.4 billion with an estimated cost for the whole of 2019 of €18.7 billion.

The number of whole time equivalent civil and public servants employed for each of the years 2016 to 2018 is as follows.

Civil Servants

Q4 2016 – 37,147

Q4 2017 – 38,553

Q4 2018 – 39,992

Public Servants

Q4 2016 – 309,751

Q4 2017 – 320,758

Q4 2018 – 330,576

A year-by-year breakdown of both the public sector pay bill and the number of civil and public servants is available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Databank, accessible on http://databank.per.gov.ie/.