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:

Source: North West Logistics Factsheet 2009