Socio-economic Characteristics of Victoria's Forestry Industries 2009-2012
In 2012, the government commissioned a study of the socio-economic characteristics of Victoria's forestry industries led by Dr Jacki Schirmer of the University of Canberra. This study used data from a 2012 forestry industries survey (FIS), and from the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (Census). This report is an update on a previously commissioned 2010 study.
The socio-economic characteristics examined in this 2012 update include:
- direct employment generated by the forestry industries, including distribution by sector and trends over time;
- community dependence on forestry industries employment – including spatial distribution of employment, and labour force dependence on the industry;
- expenditure, production, and supply chain characteristics; and
- socio-economic characteristics of forestry industries workers.
The research found that, as at December 2012, 21,222 people were employed in Victoria's forestry industries. The report, in 2011-12, estimated that forestry industries businesses that utilise Victorian timber generated between $1.49 and $1.78 billion expenditure, up to and including primary processing activities.
- Socio-economic characteristics of Victoria's forestry industries, 2009-2012: Executive Summary (PDF - 148.4 KB)
- Socio-economic characteristics of Victoria's forestry industries, 2009-2012: Executive Summary (WORD - 122.0 KB)
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