Table 2

Annualised age-standardised mortality rates for death involving COVID-19 per 100 000 adults aged 40 to 64 years, by sex and occupation

OccupationMenWomen
Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs119.7 (98.0 to 141.4)
Other elementary occupations106.5 (84.5 to 132.4)36.5 (29.1 to 45.3)
Care workers and home carers99.2 (74.5 to 129.4)39.4 (32.7 to 46.1)
Secretarial and related occupations96.2 (57.0 to 152.0)15.6 (12.0 to 19.9)
Elementary security occupations93.8 (74.7 to 116.2)40.5 (28.3 to 56.2)
Bus and coach drivers90.8 (69.0 to 117.2)
Cleaners and domestics84.2 (62.2 to 111.4)40.0 (32.7 to 47.3)
Customer service occupations75.2 (52.2 to 104.8)25.3 (17.3 to 35.7)
Van drivers71.6 (57.5 to 85.8)
Caring personal services69.1 (45.0 to 101.3)23.0 (16.5 to 31.2)
Process operatives65.2 (51.2 to 81.8)46.9 (30.3 to 69.2)
Food preparation and hospitality trades64.3 (50.4 to 81.0)28.2 (19.0 to 40.1)
Sales occupations63.8 (51.7 to 75.9)30.4 (25.9 to 34.9)
Elementary storage occupations63.5 (51.4 to 75.6)37.8 (20.6 to 63.4)
Mobile machine and other drivers59.3 (46.4 to 74.5)
Health and social care associate professionals59.2 (38.2 to 87.5)20.1 (13.1 to 29.4)
Health professionals54.2 (41.7 to 69.2)18.7 (14.8 to 23.2)
Elementary trades and related occupations53.3 (43.2 to 64.9)45.2 (32.4 to 61.3)
Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations53.2 (38.5 to 71.7)22.8 (16.7 to 30.5)
Elementary administration occupations52.0 (38.2 to 69.3)
Administrative occupations51.2 (42.6 to 59.8)17.0 (14.4 to 19.6)
Elementary cleaning occupations excl. cleaners and domestics48.9 (32.7 to 70.1)51.7 (27.5 to 88.4)
Textiles, printing and other (excl. food prep and hospitality) skilled trades48.8 (35.0 to 66.2)23.0 (11.4 to 41.2)
Assemblers and construction operatives48.2 (37.9 to 60.4)36.7 (24.0 to 53.2)
Large goods vehicle drivers47.3 (36.3 to 60.5)
Plant and machine operatives45.3 (34.6 to 58.2)77.2 (43.1 to 126.8)
Science, engineering and technology associate professionals44.3 (33.8 to 57.1)20.1 (10.4 to 35.2)
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale43.9 (33.4 to 56.7)23.6 (15.0 to 35.5)
Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades40.4 (34.9 to 45.9)
Other managers and proprietors37.9 (31.0 to 44.8)20.5 (15.3 to 26.9)
Caring personal service occupations excluding care workers and home carers15.4 (11.9 to 19.7)
Skilled construction and building trades31.5 (26.7 to 36.2)
Business, media and public service professionals27.3 (22.0 to 32.6)17.2 (12.6 to 23.1)
Teaching and educational professionals26.0 (18.9 to 34.8)11.2 (8.3 to 14.9)
Culture, media and sports occupations25.8 (17.3 to 36.8)
Corporate managers and directors excl. those in retail and wholesale25.6 (21.5 to 29.7)12.5 (8.5 to 17.7)
Business and public service associate professionals25.6 (20.8 to 30.4)14.0 (10.4 to 18.6)
Skilled agricultural and related trades23.4 (15.3 to 34.0)
Science, research, engineering and technology professionals20.9 (16.8 to 25.6)10.3 (5.0 to 18.7)
Protective service occupations19.5 (12.5 to 28.8)
  • Deaths involving COVID-19 occurring between 24 January 2020 and 28 December 2020. Ninety-five per cent CIs are reported. Mortality rates are standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population and annualised. Occupation classification and associated SOC 2010 codes are given in online supplemental table S2).

  • Data are not reported if there were 10 or fewer deaths.

  • SOC, Standard Occupation Classification.