Occupations at highest risk of being automated

Posted 04.04.2019

Potential automation of occupations may have an impact on the labour market in future.

Around 1.5 million jobs in England are at high risk of some of their duties and tasks being automated in the future, Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis shows.

The ONS has analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England in 2017, and has found that 7.4% are at high risk of automation.

Automation involves replacing tasks currently done by workers with technology, which could include computer programs, algorithms, or even robots.

Women, young people, and those who work part-time are most likely to work in roles that are at high risk of automation.

Find out more about which occupations are at highest risk by visiting the ONS website:

WHICH OCCUPATIONS ARE AT HIGHEST RISK OF BEING AUTOMATED?

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