Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 2,918 full time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2007.

Table 2.21 Larger mills1, 2007: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

Scotland

    Wales

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full time equivalents

Direct

          Line & production workers

734

1 154

265

305

2 458

          Managerial & administrative staff

147

159

32

80

417

          Haulage of timber/ products

28

9

1

5

43

          Total direct employment

909

1 322

298

390

2 918

Others2

          Line & production workers

292091169

          Managerial & administrative staff

31015

          Total contract employment

322191274

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

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