The Transportation and Storage Sector covers a range of work activities such as:
- land transport by road rail & pipeline,
- storage and warehousing,
- postal and courier activities,
- air freight and passenger transport and
- sea, coastal and inland water transport of freight and passengers
Official figures indicate that upwards of 93,000 people are employed in this sector.
The sector is male dominated with females accounting for only a fifth of workers.
Non-Irish nationals account for approximately 12% of the workers.
The fatal accident rate for this sector is the third highest (after construction and agriculture) with a rate of 3.3 per 100,000 employed in 2015 (down from 6.6 in 2004).