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North East

The North East has over 82,300 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 5,200 workplaces. This equates to 7% of the regional employment and 7% of the regional workplaces.

44% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 18% in freight transport by road, 18% within national post activities, and a further 8% in storage and warehousing.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 14,800 LGV drivers
  • 13,500 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 8,100 van drivers
  • 7,000 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 3,200 storage and warehouse managers
  • 3,100 transport and distribution managers
  • 2,900 transport and distribution clerks
  • 29,600 in other occupations

Source: North East Logistics Factsheet 2009