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North West

The North West has around 259,300 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 21,200 workplaces. This equates to 8% of the regional employment and 8% of the regional workplaces.

38% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 16% in freight transport by road, 13% within storage and warehousing, and a further 12% in national post activities.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 41,100 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 36,600 LGV drivers
  • 24,800 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 21,400 van drivers
  • 9,600 transport and distribution managers
  • 9,200 storage and warehouse managers
  • 7,200 transport and distribution clerks
  • 109,400 in other occupations

Source: North West Logistics Factsheet 2009