Forestry Statistics 2007 - Employment & Businesses

Forest Employment Survey: activity

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Around 43% of employment was based in the forest, mainly in harvesting (16% of all employment), maintenance (11%) or establishment (9%). Processing accounted for the majority of non-forest employment (38% of all employment).

Table 6.3 Employment in forestry and primary wood processing by activity, 1998/9

Activity

England

Scotland

  Wales

      GB

full-time equivalents

Forest based

Forest Nurseries

421

201

2

624

Establishment

1 088

1 189

252

2 529

Maintenance

1 680

1 304

380

3 364

Harvesting

2 330

1 947

493

4 770

Road construction

18117947407

Other forest

466372144982

Total forest

6 1665 1921 31812 676

Non-forest based

Haulage

3265931421 061

Processing

5 9523 0832 19211 227

Other non-forest

2 2951 8264474 568

Total non-forest

8 5735 5022 78116 856

Total

14 739

10 694

4 099

29 532

Not National Statistics.

Source: Forest Employment Survey 1998/9


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