Security guards, carers and taxi drivers are among the most likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new report.
A new report from the ONS has illustrated the death rate from COVID-19 based on occupation.
Men are statistically more likely to die from COVID-19 and that shows in the occupation data. Among men, a number of other specific occupations were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19, including: taxi drivers and chauffeurs; bus and coach drivers; chefs; and sales and retail assistants. Men working as security guards having one of the highest death rates.
Amongst women, only one of the nine major occupational groups – caring, leisure and other service occupations – had a statistically significantly higher mortality rate for deaths involving the coronavirus. Most of these deaths were among care workers and home care workers.
Healthcare workers, including those with jobs such as doctors and nurses, were not found to have higher rates of death involving COVID-19 when compared with the rate among those whose death involved COVID-19 of the same age and sex in the general population.