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South West

The South West region over 189,600 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 15,900 workplaces. equates to 8% of the regional employment and 7% of the regional workplaces.

46% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 17% in national post activities, 12% within freight transport by road and a further 9% in storage and warehousing.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 30,700 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 23,900 LGV drivers
  • 20,500 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 20,000 van drivers
  • 7,400 storage and warehouse managers
  • 7,200 transport and distribution managers
  • 5,500 transport and distribution clerks
  • 74,200 in other occupations

Source: South West Logistics Factsheet 2009