Number of warehouse and storage employees in the UK 2008-2018

With the rise of e-commerce as a first point for consumers, the supply for warehousing in the United Kingdom (UK) has continued to grow. During 2018, take up of industrial warehouses that were over 50 thousand square feet amounted to approximately 36.7 million square feet in total.

Employment in warehouse and storage facilities

Despite the threats of employment losses due to automation, the average number of people employed by warehouse and storage enterprises in the United Kingdom (UK) has seen an overall growth between 2008 and 2018. As of 2018, a yearly average of 188 thousand individuals were employed by warehouse and storage facilities in the UK.

Investment in industrial real estate

According to real estate experts, the industrial sector had good and growing investment and development prospects. The value of investment in the European industrial and logistics real estate sector increased by nearly one billion euros between 2018 and 2019, reaching a total of 38.3 billion euros in 2019. Despite the United Kingdom (UK) seeing a decrease in industrial and logistic investment of over 1.5 billion euros, it still ranked as the largest target for investment of any country in Europe. A total of eight counties (Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, and Romania) reported an increase in investments.

Average number of warehouse and storage employees in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Total employment average during the year is from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES).

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