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East Midlands

The East Midlands has over 214,700 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 15,500 workplaces. This equates to 10% of the regional employment and 9% of the regional workplaces.

40% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 19% in storage and warehousing, 13% within freight transport by road and a further 11% in national post activities.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 43,600 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 33,100 LGV drivers
  • 17,800 van drivers
  • 16,600 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 8,400 storage and warehouse managers
  • 6,900 transport and distribution managers
  • 4,700 transport and distribution clerks
  • 83,600 in other occupations

Source: East Midlands Logistics Factsheets 2009