4. Employees and remuneration

The average number of persons employed by the Group (excluding associated and joint venture undertakings) during the year was 1,013 (2010 : 1,053) which comprise 450 (2010 : 466) industrial workers and 563 (2010 : 587) non-industrial employees.

     
  2011 2010
€'000 €'000
 
The staff costs comprise:    
Wages and salaries 55,463 54,359
Social welfare costs 4,479 4,372
Pension costs 4,820 4,347
64,762 63,078
Own work capitalised (11,432) (11,561)
Charge to profit and loss account 53,330 51,517