Forestry Statistics 2011 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 3.0 thousand full time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2010.  This represented an 11% increase on the total for 2009.

Table 2.20 Larger mills1, 2010: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

765

219

1 198

259

2 441

  Managerial & administrative staff

140

28

196

83

447

  Haulage of logs to the mill

42

1

23

3

69

  Total direct employment

947

248

1 417

345

2 957

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

43 9 69 1 122

  Managerial & administrative staff

1 0 3 0 4

Total contract employment

44 9 72 1 126

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

 

Table 2.20a Larger mills, 2006-2010: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

2006

2 347

407

91

2 845

2007

2 411

407

38

2 856

2008

2 115

393

47

2 555

2009

2 189

419

56

2 664

2010 

 2 441

 447

 69

 2 957

Others2

       

2006

58 3  .. 61

2007

62 6  .. 68

2008

36 8  .. 44

2009

65 10  .. 75

2010

122 4 .. 126

 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 2011