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Yorkshire and Humberside

Yorkshire and the Humber has around 215,300 employees working in freight logistics roles, in 16,700 workplaces. This equates to 9% of the regional employment and 9% of the regional workplaces.

42% of the workforce is employed within the wholesale sub-sector, 15% in storage and warehousing, 15% within in freight transport by road and a further 13% in national post activities.

Occupational profile of the region’s workforce:

  • 41,000 in other goods handling and storage (such as warehouse operatives)
  • 32,400 LGV drivers
  • 18,200 van drivers
  • 17,000 post workers, mail sorter, messenger or couriers
  • 7,500 storage and warehouse managers
  • 7,500 transport and distribution managers
  • 6,400 transport and distribution clerks
  • 84,900 in other occupations

Source: Yorkshire and Humber Logistics Factsheet 2009