Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities Sector Description
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The NORA Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities (TWU) super sector grouping includes two parts: the NAICS Transportation and Warehousing Sector and the Utilities Sector. The Transportation sub-sectors include industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo; scenic and sightseeing transportation; and support activities related to modes of transportation. The Warehousing sub-sector includes industries providing warehousing and storage of goods. The Utilities sub-sector comprises establishments engaged in providing, servicing, and distributing; electric power; natural gas; steam supply; water supply; and sewage removal. The TWU super sector represents 5.1% of the U.S. workforce across the ten NORA sectors. The following table represents the employment and fatality information for the TWU super sector.
Employment and Establishment Numbers for 2013
|Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities||NAICS||Employment 2013
(% of total TWU)
|Fatality rate per 100,000 FTE|
|Transportation and Warehousing||48-49||6,365,000 (84%)||12.1|
|Air Transportation||481||544,000 (7%)||4.4|
|Couriers and Messengers||492||676,000 (9%)||4.3|
|Pipeline Transportation||486||56,000 (1%)||1.8|
|Postal Service||491||666,000 (9%)||3.0|
|Rail Transportation||482||287,000 (4%)||4.9|
|Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation||487||29,000 (<=1%)||20.8|
|Support Activities for Transportation||488||893,000 (12%)||8.7|
|Transit and Ground Passenger
|Truck Transportation||484||1,972,000 (26%)||25.0|
|Water Transportation||483||77,000 (1%)||18.2|
|Warehousing and Storage||493||445,000 (6%)||3.8|
U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS): http://www.bls.gov/cps/
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),Data Tools, Workplace Injuries, Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Fatal Injuries Profiles: http://www.bls.gov/data/#injuries
*Employment estimates for the Warehousing and Storage sub-sector differ between the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey and the Survey of Occupational Injury and Illness datasets.
For more information about the NORA Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities sector grouping, see the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Web site (Codes 48-49 & 22).
The Industry at a Glance profile from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides detailed information about employment, wages, productivity, and occupational outlook for each sector in the NAICS Trade, Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities Super sector, which includes the sectors in the NORA Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities sector grouping.
- Page last reviewed: November 24, 2014 (archived document)
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director