Forestry Statistics 2007 - Employment & Businesses

Forest Employment Survey: employers

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Tables 6.2 to 6.4 show estimates obtained from the 1998/9 employment survey (not National Statistics). The report 1998/9 Forest Employment Survey, together with more detailed regional breakdowns, is available on the Forestry Commission website.

Total employment (including self-employment) in the forestry and primary wood processing industries in Great Britain in 1998-99 was estimated to be around 30 thousand full-time equivalents. Around one half were based in England, 36% in Scotland and 14% in Wales. 36% were employed working for primary wood processing industries, 29% for private woodland owners, 16% for forestry companies and contractors and 13% for the Forestry Commission

Table 6.2 Employment in forestry and primary wood processing industries, 1998/9

Employer1

  England

Scotland

     Wales

          GB

full-time equivalents

Forestry Commission

1,331

2,011

567

3,909

Private woodland owners

4,242

3,196

987

8,425

Forestry companies and contractors

2,077

2,223

298

4,598

Wood processing industries

5,581

2,917

2,130

10,628

Other employers

1,508

347

117

1,972

Total

14,739

10,694

4,099

29,532

Not National Statistics.

Source: Forest Employment Survey 1998/9

Notes:

1. Figures include work by contractors and self-employment as well as employees.


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