Employment in the forest industry in B.C.


Year

Harvest
('000 m3)

Logging

Wood

P & A

Total

Logging

Wood

P & A

Total



(employees)

(employees/1000 m3)


1950

23 408

n/a

34 439

6 155

n/a

n/a

1.47

0.26

n/a

1955

29 280

n/a

41 434

8 640

n/a

n/a

1.42

0.30

n/a

1960

33 975

n/a

37 202

10 409

n/a

n/a

1.09

0.31

n/a

1965

43 413

18 746

40 499

14 176

73 421

0.43

0.93

0.33

1.69

1966

45 348

17 846

39 699

15 779

73 324

0.39

0.88

0.35

1.62

1967

44 505

17 369

37 582

16 533

71 484

0.39

0.84

0.37

1.61

1968

48 178

17 948

38 304

16 528

72 780

0.37

0.80

0.34

1.51

1969

53 487

20 279

39 284

17 312

76 875

0.38

0.73

0.32

1.44

1970

54 726

18 581

38 329

17 089

73 999

0.34

0.70

0.31

1.35

1971

56 515

18 364

41 652

18 327

78 343

0.32

0.74

0.32

1.39

1972

56 416

18 976

45 819

18 804

83 599

0.34

0.81

0.33

1.48

1973

70 093

21 716

49 549

19 782

91 047

0.31

0.71

0.28

1.30

1974

60 047

22 906

44 866

20 768

88 540

0.38

0.75

0.35

1.47

1975

50 077

18 046

38 655

20 225

76 926

0.36

0.77

0.40

1.54

1976

69 521

20 464

44 645

20 404

85 513

0.29

0.64

0.29

1.23

1977

69 969

21 125

47 605

20 320

89 050

0.30

0.68

0.29

1.27

1978

75 173

23 534

50 955

20 665

95 154

0.31

0.68

0.27

1.27

1979

76 194

24 940

51 369

20 998

97 307

0.33

0.67

0.28

1.28

1980

74 654

24 784

49 708

21 540

96 032

0.33

0.67

0.29

1.29

1981

61 818

20 017

46 627

20 660

87 304

0.32

0.75

0.33

1.41

1982

56 231

16 769

40 309

18 458

75 536

0.30

0.72

0.33

1.34

1983

71 369

20 411

40 392

17 390

78 193

0.29

0.57

0.24

1.10

1984

74 556

23 056

38 901

17 433

79 390

0.31

0.52

0.23

1.06

1985

76 868

21 870

39 603

16 850

78 323

0.28

0.52

0.22

1.02

1986

77 503

22 289

37 204

17 254

76 747

0.29

0.48

0.22

0.99

1987

90 591

23 236

42 425

17 662

83 323

0.26

0.47

0.19

0.92

1988

86 807

22 340

42 283

18 207

82 830

0.26

0.49

0.21

0.95

1989

87 414

22 437

42 416

18 643

83 496

0.26

0.49

0.21

0.96

1990

78 316

19 753

40 312

18 427

78 492

0.25

0.51

0.24

1.00

1991

73 675

18 393

35 562

18 427

72 382

0.25

0.48

0.25

0.98

1992

74 004

17 898

40 115

17 225

75 238

0.24

0.54

0.23

1.02

1993

79 239

18 979

41 939

17 469

78 387

0.24

0.53

0.22

0.99

1994

75 650

16 380

42 795

17 228

76 403

0.22

0.57

0.23

1.01

1995

76 471

18 655

41 068

17 631

77 354

0.24

0.54

0.23

1.01

1996

75 213

20 147

38 973

17 423

76 543

0.27

0.52

0.23

1.02

1997

75 213

               
1998

65 984

               

Average employees/1000 m3 harvested (1992–1996)

0.24

0.54

0.23

1.01


Data source:

Harvest Data – Ministry of Forests, Harvest Database System.
Employment Data – Statistics Canada, Annual Survey of Manufactures & Logging Industry Catalogue 25-201-XPB.

Notes:Employment for logging includes working owners and partners for the years 1975 and later.
Wood – wood industries.
P & A – paper and allied industries.
m3 – cubic metres.

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