In 2006, just 14% of civil servants and 57% of Senior Civil Service officials worked in London. In 2021, 21% of civil servants now work in London overall and 64.5% of Senior Civil Servants do. Among Grade 6s and 7s, London’s share has risen five percentage points from 39% to 44% over the same period.
Much of this change has happened in the last six years. In 2015, 60% of the Senior Civil Service and only 41% of Grade 7 and 6 officials were located in London, suggesting that three fifths of the relative growth in the SCS in London and half of G6/7 growth since 2006 occurred in the last five years.