Forestry Statistics 2012 - 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%) (Table 7.4). 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

181 47 179 407

     Other forest

466 144 372 982

     Total forest

6 166 1 318 5 192 12 676

Non-forest based

       

     Haulage

326 142 593 1 061

     Processing

5 952 2 192 3 083 11 227

     Other non-forest

2 295 447 1 826 4 568

     Total non-forest

8 573 2 781 5 502 16 856

Total

14 739

4 099

10 694

29 532

 Source: Forest Employment Survey 1998/9

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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