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East of England

The East of England has over 251,000 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 20,700 workplaces. This equates to 9% of the regional employment and 9% of the regional workplaces.

41% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 15% in freight transport by road, 15% in national post activities and a further 9% within other transport agencies.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 42,800 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 35,900 LGV drivers
  • 23,500 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 19,600 van drivers
  • 10,400 transport and distribution managers
  • 7,200 storage and warehouse managers
  • 5,600 transport and distribution clerks
  • 105,900 in other occupations

Source: East of England Logistics Factsheet 2009