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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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There were estimated to be 3.2 thousand full-time equivalent staff employed directly by sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood in 2015 (Tables 2.19 and 2.19a). This represented a 3% decrease on the total for 2014, but was higher than in previous years.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2015: sawmill employment

Employment type

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

 

  Line & production workers

875

248

1 336

251

2 710

  Managerial & administrative staff

178

27

178

62

444

  Haulage of logs to the mill

31

0

19

4

54

  Total direct employment

1 084

275

1 533

317

3 208

Others2

         

  Line & production workers

36 6 23 1 66

  Managerial & administrative staff

1 0 0 0 1

Total contract employment

37 6 23 1 67

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, 2011-2015: sawmill employment

Employment

Line & production workers

  Managerial & administrative
staff

Haulage of logs to the mill

        Total employment

full-time equivalents

Direct

 

 

 

 

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

2015

2 710

444

 54

 3 208

Others2

       

  2011

86 3 .. 89

2012

69 1 .. 70

2013

108 2 .. 110

2014

127 2 .. 129

2015

66 1 .. 67

 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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