Forestry Statistics 2012 - Employment & Businesses

Forest Employment Survey: employers

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Tables 7.3 to 7.5 show estimates obtained from the 1998/9 Forest Employment Survey (a source that is outside the scope of National Statistics). The report "1998/9 Forest Employment Survey", together with more detailed regional breakdowns, is available on the Forestry Commission website at www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-7avhb2.

Total employment (including self-employment) in the forestry and primary wood processing industries in Great Britain in 1998/9 was estimated to be around 30 thousand full-time equivalents. Around one half were based in England, 36% in Scotland and 14% in Wales. 36% were employed working for primary wood processing industries, 29% for private woodland owners, 16% for forestry companies and contractors and 13% for the Forestry Commission

Table 7.3 Employment in forestry and primary wood processing industries, 1998/9

Employer1

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

full-time equivalents

Forestry Commission

1 331

567

2 011

3 909

Private woodland owners

4 242

987

3 196

8 425

Forestry companies and contractors

2 077

298

2 223

4 598

Wood processing industries

5 581

2 130

2 917

10 628

Other employers

1 508

117

347

1 972

Total

14 739

4 099

10 694

29 532

Source: Forest Employment Survey 1998/9

Notes:

1. Figures include work by contractors and self-employment as well as employees.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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