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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 3.3 thousand full-time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2014 (Tables 2.19 and 2.19a). This represented a 9% increase on the total for 2013.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2014: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

973

244

1 342

246

2 805

  Managerial & administrative staff

185

25

165

65

440

  Haulage of logs to the mill

34

0

19

4

57

  Total direct employment

1 192

269

1 526

315

3 302

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

37 6 83 1 127

  Managerial & administrative staff

1 0 1 0 2

Total contract employment

38 6 84 1 129

 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, 2010-2014: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

  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

2014

2 805

440

57

3 302

Others2

       

2010

122 4 .. 126

  2011

86 3 .. 89

2012

69 1 .. 70

2013

108 2 .. 110

2014

127 2 .. 129

 Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes haulage employment on contract.

.. Denotes data not available.

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