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Forestry Statistics 2014 - 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 2013 (Table 2.19). This represented a 2% decrease on the total for 2012.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2013: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

873

240

1 208

231

2 552

  Managerial & administrative staff

155

30

159

69

413

  Haulage of logs to the mill

29

1

19

4

53

  Total direct employment

1 057

271

1 386

304

3 018

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

38 6 63 1 108

  Managerial & administrative staff

1 0 1 0 2

Total contract employment

39 6 64 1 110

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

Table 2.19a Larger mills1, 2009-2013: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

2009

2 189

419

56

2 664

  2010

 2 441

 447

 69

 2 957

2011

2 486

435

71

2 992

2012

2 573

426

67

3 065

2013

2 552

 413

53

 3 018

Others2

       

2009

65 10  .. 75

2010

122 4 .. 126

  2011

86 3 .. 89

2012

69 1 .. 70

2013

108 2 .. 110

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

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