The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published new findings that provide information on which occupations have experienced the most deaths related to COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has affected a variety of organisations across many different sectors, but the new figures from the ONS paint a grim picture regarding which organisations and industries have been the most fatal.
This report measured coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales among people ages 20 to 64 from 9th March 2020 through 28th December 2020. The ONS compiled coronavirus-related death rate statistics for nine major occupational groups, such as ‘elementary occupations,’ and ‘caring, leisure and other service occupations.’ Overall, men had a higher death rate across most of these groups than women.
Among male workers, the occupations with the highest coronavirus-related death rates per 100,000 employees were:
The highest death rates per 100,000 female workers included the following professions:
The ONS noted that some sample sizes within these findings may be too small for the data to be completely conclusive. Still, the figures should serve as a reminder for employers to take all necessary precautions to keep their workers safe as the pandemic continues.
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