Transportation and Warehousing

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
+4.6%
Job growth (2014-2015):
+6,200
Total employment (2015):
140,000

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most of the employment in the Transportation and Warehousing industry is in the Mainland / Southwest region.
  • Almost half of all employees in the industry are unionized.
  • Wages in this industry are comparable to the provincial average.
  • Unemployment rates are low in this industry compared to the all-industry average in B.C.
  • Only a small portion of employees in this industry are under 25 years of age.

Businesses in the Transportation and Warehousing industry are involved mainly in transporting passengers and goods and in warehousing and storing goods.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2015

  Men: 77%
  Women: 23%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2015

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2010 2015 B.C. average (2015)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2010
12%
2015
12%
B.C. average (2015)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2010
18%
2015
18%
B.C. average (2015)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2010
9%
2015
9%
B.C. average (2015)
14%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2017 2022 2027
Forecasted employment
2017
141,900
2022
152,300
2027
163,000

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2017 - 2022
  • 2022 - 2027

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2017
  • 2022
  • 2027

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources