Forestry Statistics 2009 - Employment & Businesses

Forest Employment Survey: activity

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The 1998/9 Forest Employment Survey reported that 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 7.4 Employment in forestry and primary wood processing by activity, 1998/9

Activity

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

full-time equivalents

Forest based

     Forest Nurseries

421

2

201

624

     Establishment

1 088

252

1 189

2 529

     Maintenance

1 680

380

1 304

3 364

     Harvesting

2 330

493

1 947

4 770

     Road construction

18147179407

     Other forest

466144372982

     Total forest

6 1661 3185 19212 676

Non-forest based

     Haulage

3261425931 061

     Processing

5 9522 1923 08311 227

     Other non-forest

2 2954471 8264 568

     Total non-forest

8 5732 7815 50216 856

Total

14 739

4 099

10 694

29 532

Not National Statistics.

Source: Forest Employment Survey 1998/9

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