Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 2,963 full time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2006. Other employment (including contractors and their employees) accounted for a further 318 full time equivalents.

Table 2.21 Larger mills1, 2006: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

Scotland

    Wales

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full time equivalents

Direct

          Line & production workers

795

1 071

260

304

2 430

          Managerial & administrative staff

166

149

34

80

429

          Haulage of timber/ products

68

31

1

5

105

          Total direct employment

1 029

1 251

295

389

2 963

Others

          Line & production workers

2413161164

          Managerial & administrative staff

10012

          Haulage of timber/ products

4519845252

          Total contract employment

702112017318

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).


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