Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 2,610 full time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2008.

Table 2.20 Larger mills1, 2008: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full time equivalents

Direct

  Line & production workers

684

256

997

220

2 157

  Managerial & administrative staff

153

32

150

75

409

  Haulage of logs to the mill

19

8

12

5

44

  Total direct employment

856

296

1 159

300

2 610

Others2

  Line & production workers

211312147

  Managerial & administrative staff

20237

  Total contract employment

231314454

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009