Tiger.co.uk Finds Top Insurance Claims Occupations

Tiger.co.uk, one of the UK’s few independent car insurance comparison websites, has published the results of its study into the correlation between car insurance claims and driver occupations. The analysis has been made using data collected from about 280,000 private car drivers who used Tiger.co.uk to get car insurance quotes and looks at over 300 different occupation groups.

The study also used annual claimed driving mileage data is order to counter the likelihood that drivers in some occupations may drive more than others and so naturally may have a greater propensity to make a claim. Hence the ranking of results is based on the average number of miles driven by motorists from within each occupation group per claim made in the last 5 years. Occupations with less than 50 recorded drivers were excluded from the analysis so as not to artificially skew results.

The results reveal that Britain’s drivers who are least likely to make a claim on their car insurance policies include many those in many manual labour and artisanal occupations such as fencers, stonemasons, blacksmiths, concrete workers, dock workers and steel erectors. Each of these featured in the 10 occupations that are least likely to make a claim.

At the other end of the scale Tiger.co.uk found that counsellors, local government legislators and barristers and solicitors joined many healthcare professionals including midwives, GPs and dentists as those most likely to have made a claim on their car insurance policies in the last 5 years. Teachers, police officers, ministers of religion, librarians and civil servants all rank highly in the list of high claimers.

How Does Your Occupation Rank?

Tiger.co.uk has created a look-up tool in order for drivers to check out how their own occupation group fared in the study.

Drivers can use this look-up tool to see how a specific occupation fared in the study. Simply select an occupation from the drop down list.

Rank Occupation Avg Yearly Milage
by Profession
Claims
Percentage
Miles Per
claim
 Select Occupation   
117Accountant7,50017.46%42,958
93Accounts Clerk7,47818.52%40,367
194Actor7,12613.64%52,254
87Administration Manager7,52819.09%39,427
99Administration Officer, Supervisor7,36618.11%40,671
139 Advertising and Public Relations Manager 7,337 15.98% 45,908
187 Aeronautical Engineer and/or Aircraft Surveyor 8,636 16.95% 50,954
156 Aeroplane Pilot and Flight Crew 7,635 15.91% 47,990
253 Agricultural Engineer 8,234 13.02% 63,253
57 Agronomist 6,643 18.35% 36,194
49 Air Traffic Controller 7,549 21.52% 35,082
144 Aircraft Engine Mechanic 8,074 17.35% 46,527
154 Aluminium Joiner, Joiner, Dryliner 8,027 16.82% 47,716
106 Ambulance Officer 8,005 19.44% 41,169
240 Animal Care and Welfare Workers 7,147 11.76% 60,750
102 Architect 8,089 19.83% 40,781
298 Armed Forces 8,652 10.43% 82,928
64 Auctioneer 6,986 18.75% 37,256
147 Auditor 8,584 18.35% 46,770
73 Author and Critic 5,969 15.63% 38,203
169 Baker 7,873 15.95% 49,363
201 Baker's Assistant 7,557 14.16% 53,375
68 Bank Officer 7,334 19.54% 37,528
5 Barrister and Solicitor 6,994 26.67% 26,228
260 Bartender 7,687 11.89% 64,667
53 Beauty Therapist 7,267 20.34% 35,732
95 Bill and Debt Collector 7,363 18.18% 40,495
312 Blacksmith 8,445 7.55% 111,902
271 Boatbuilder 7,368 10.91% 67,542
137 Bookkeeper 7,230 15.79% 45,792
233 Bricklayer and/or Blocklayer 7,738 13.02% 59,417
3 Broadcasting and Theatrical Production Manager 6,499 25.68% 25,311
270 Builder 7,654 11.34% 67,520
148 Building Caretaker 7,414 15.78% 46,974
257 Business Services Representative 8,234 12.80% 64,348
60 Business-Related Consultant 7,556 20.68% 36,532
246 Butcher 8,511 13.72% 62,025
149 Cabinetmaker 8,584 18.23% 47,087
27 Careers, Transition, Employment Adviser 7,478 23.68% 31,582
126 Caregiver 7,664 17.53% 43,712
231 Carpenter and/or Joiner 8,030 13.57% 59,196
217 Carpet and Other Floor Covering Layer 7,240 12.99% 55,736
258 Carpet Cleaner 6,558 10.17% 64,490
199 Cashier 6,950 13.13% 52,937
279 Catering Counter Assistant 7,585 10.67% 71,090
236 Checkout Operator 6,659 11.14% 59,794
235 Chef 7,477 12.51% 59,761
109 Chemical Engineer 7,913 19.00% 41,641
19 Chemist (other than Pharmacist) 6,696 22.64% 29,575
132 Chief Executive and/or Managing Director 8,534 19.08% 44,716
134 Child Care Worker 7,703 17.16% 44,888
36 Civil Servant 7,423 22.09% 33,612
278 Cleaner 7,849 11.12% 70,605
222 Clown, Magician, Acrobat and Related Worker 7,198 12.70% 56,688
232 Coach Builder 9,019 15.19% 59,373
94 Computer Applications Engineer 7,871 19.48% 40,399
170 Computer Operator 7,322 14.80% 49,489
112 Computer Programmer 7,782 18.39% 42,308
153 Computer Systems Technician 7,776 16.35% 47,573
311 Concrete Worker 7,840 7.04% 111,332
290 Contractor (business) 7,746 10.14% 76,358
195 Cook 6,956 13.27% 52,432
1 Counsellor 7,337 31.25% 23,480
188 Courier and Deliverer 7,663 14.98% 51,141
198 Crane Operator 8,275 15.73% 52,607
306 Crop and Livestock Farmer, Worker 8,301 8.85% 93,809
173 Dairy Farmer, Dairy Farm Worker 8,814 17.69% 49,831
124 Dancing Teacher and/or Choreographer 7,242 16.67% 43,450
101 Data Entry Operator 7,569 18.57% 40,754
191 Deck Rating 6,810 13.11% 51,930
241 Deer Farmer, Deer Farm Worker 8,719 14.29% 61,035
286 Dental Technician 7,047 9.43% 74,700
123 Dental Therapist 7,252 16.72% 43,382
14 Dentist and Dental Surgeon 7,029 24.27% 28,960
142 Diplomatic Representative 8,336 17.92% 46,509
303 Dispatch and Receiving Clerk 7,970 8.91% 89,444
50 Dispensing Optician 6,944 19.79% 35,088
308 Docks Worker 10,228 10.17% 100,579
281 Double Glazing Fitter 6,600 9.21% 71,700
56 Driving Instructor 6,956 19.26% 36,113
164 Drycleaner 6,754 13.85% 48,778
81 Early Childhood Teacher 7,093 18.35% 38,656
69 Education Adviser 8,203 21.85% 37,533
136 Electrical Engineer 7,738 17.06% 45,357
193 Electrical Fitter or Product Installer 7,287 13.97% 52,175
174 Electrician 7,565 15.16% 49,911
133 Electronic and Telecommunications Engineer 7,247 16.17% 44,816
145 Electronics Servicer 8,251 17.69% 46,638
113 Employment Programme Teaching Associate Professional 7,654 18.09% 42,324
16 Engineering Technical Manager 8,401 28.75% 29,222
44 Enrolled Nurse 8,297 23.81% 34,847
269 Environmental Scientist 9,582 14.29% 67,077
116 Events Organiser 7,095 16.53% 42,925
234 Farm Machinery Operator (including Contractor) 9,050 15.15% 59,727
184 Fashion Designer 6,798 13.46% 50,500
314 Fencer 8,465 6.72% 125,917
300 Field Crop Grower and Related Worker 7,470 8.88% 84,102
161 Finance Clerk 7,816 16.09% 48,568
30 Finance Manager 7,796 24.04% 32,423
34 Financial Adviser 7,552 22.85% 33,052
25 Financial Dealer and Broker 8,510 27.15% 31,340
110 Fire Fighter or Fire Protection Worker 8,310 19.94% 41,683
266 Fishing Skipper, Fisherperson 8,333 12.50% 66,667
242 Fitter and Turner 7,236 11.83% 61,175
245 Fitter and Welder 8,172 13.21% 61,888
310 Forecourt Attendant 6,453 5.88% 109,700
252 Forklift Operator 8,122 12.90% 62,955
77 Funeral Director 6,329 16.44% 38,501
287 Furniture Finisher 7,348 9.84% 74,709
181 Furniture Remover 7,086 14.06% 50,391
291 Furniture Upholsterer 8,210 10.61% 77,404
78 Gaming Dealer 6,048 15.69% 38,556
268 Gardener 7,152 10.68% 66,973
98 General Clerk 7,355 18.09% 40,647
84 General Manager 7,649 19.66% 38,904
11 General Practitioner 8,029 28.70% 27,979
293 Glass Pressing and Drawing Machine Operator 8,775 11.11% 78,975
130 Glazier 8,090 18.18% 44,496
40 Graphic Designer 7,543 22.05% 34,203
274 Groom Workers 7,547 11.02% 68,504
289 Grounds or Green Keeper 7,875 10.39% 75,774
249 Hairdresser 7,607 12.21% 62,308
275 Haulage Contractor 6,701 9.72% 68,929
152 Health Assistant 7,662 16.12% 47,539
6 Health Inspector 7,303 27.66% 26,404
55 Health Services Manager 8,000 22.17% 36,089
200 Heating, Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineer 7,404 13.89% 53,308
185 Heavy Truck or Tanker Driver 8,009 15.86% 50,503
224 Horse Trainer, Groom or Stable Hand 7,924 13.91% 56,952
273 Horticultural Scientist 8,125 11.86% 68,482
165 Hospital Dispensary Assistant 6,898 14.07% 49,025
76 Hospital Pharmacist 7,809 20.37% 38,336
225 Hotel and/or Motel Receptionist 8,087 14.10% 57,346
182 Hotel or Motel Manager 7,994 15.85% 50,424
135 Housekeeper (Not Private) 7,750 17.11% 45,308
175 Housekeeper (Private Service) 7,511 15.03% 49,968
61 Houseperson 6,042 16.44% 36,759
13 Human Resources Clerk 6,867 23.79% 28,871
33 Human Resources Manager 7,514 22.84% 32,894
91 Human Resources Officer 7,448 18.63% 39,967
296 Industrical Consultant 6,027 7.45% 80,929
125 Information Clerk and Other Receptionist 7,333 16.84% 43,548
45 Information Technology Manager 8,026 22.99% 34,905
127 Instrumentalist 7,894 17.98% 43,913
203 Insulator 7,434 13.83% 53,751
119 Insurance Representative 7,844 18.23% 43,027
41 Interior Designer 7,320 21.33% 34,311
219 Jeweller and Jewellery Repairer 7,422 13.25% 56,000
22 Kennel Workers 7,427 24.53% 30,280
288 Kitchenhand 7,783 10.36% 75,107
108 Landscape Architect 5,778 13.95% 41,412
272 Landscape Gardener 7,812 11.46% 68,177
299 Launderer 10,823 12.99% 83,335
210 Legal Clerk 8,962 16.28% 55,051
58 Legal Executive 7,378 20.30% 36,335
28 Librarian 6,243 19.70% 31,694
276 Lifeguard, First Aider or Emergency Service Worker 7,620 10.96% 69,552
183 Light Truck or Van Driver 7,709 15.27% 50,476
4 Local Government Legislator 6,159 23.81% 25,867
43 Locksmith 6,519 18.87% 34,550
227 Machine Tool Operator 8,105 13.99% 57,914
280 Machinery Assembler 7,745 10.82% 71,584
171 Machinery Mechanic 7,975 16.11% 49,490
38 Mail Clerk 7,021 20.59% 34,103
128 Mail Sorting Clerk 8,169 18.60% 43,929
172 Maintenance Worker 7,538 15.22% 49,543
74 Management Consultant 7,820 20.46% 38,221
162 Managers (Other) 7,727 15.90% 48,586
20 Market Research Analyst 8,559 28.85% 29,664
140 Marketing Analyst, Marketing Agent 7,543 16.39% 46,010
79 Material and Production Planning Clerk 7,267 18.82% 38,606
208 Mathematician and/or Statistician 7,179 13.16% 54,564
151 Mechanical Engineering Technician 7,878 16.59% 47,482
39 Medical Laboratory Technician 7,505 21.98% 34,149
46 Medical Radiation Technologist 8,362 23.91% 34,970
85 Merchandiser 8,428 21.64% 38,943
265 Metal Caster 7,982 12.03% 66,327
8 Midwife 7,612 27.71% 27,469
29 Minister of Religion 6,911 21.46% 32,203
277 Motor Mechanic 7,575 10.80% 70,121
180 Nurse Aide 7,706 15.29% 50,383
155 Nursery Grower, Nursery Worker 7,026 14.65% 47,951
237 Occupational Therapist 9,785 16.28% 60,107
21 Office Machine Operator 6,515 21.88% 29,785
48 Office Manager 7,312 20.89% 35,007
7 Optometrist 8,740 32.86% 26,599
54 Organisation, Methods or Professional Analyst 7,654 21.26% 36,007
177 Other Catering Services Manager 7,152 14.27% 50,109
129 Other Civil Engineer 7,507 16.96% 44,267
216 Other Director 8,844 15.87% 55,716
138 Other Driver 7,940 17.34% 45,797
211 Other Electronics Engineering Technician 8,319 15.11% 55,062
179 Other Engeneer 8,144 16.18% 50,343
157 Other Engineering Technician 8,330 17.31% 48,130
254 Other Food Preparation Worker 7,879 12.39% 63,597
302 Other Food Products Processing Machine Operator 8,690 9.86% 88,143
243 Other General Worker 7,861 12.79% 61,454
105 Other Health Associate Professional 7,553 18.50% 40,828
238 Other Hospital Workers 7,845 13.04% 60,144
2 Other Lodging Services Manager 6,399 26.40% 24,239
244 Other Mechanical Engineer 7,607 12.31% 61,777
214 Other Rail Worker 8,689 15.68% 55,432
141 Other Scientist 8,529 18.37% 46,438
160 Other Technical Specialist 7,712 15.94% 48,394
223 Outdoor Recreation Guide 9,074 15.96% 56,862
229 Painter, Decorator and/or Paperhanger 7,590 13.00% 58,370
163 Panelbeater 7,710 15.82% 48,747
159 Passenger Coach Driver 7,481 15.49% 48,287
89 Philologist, Translator or Interpreter 6,036 15.15% 39,835
92 Photographer 7,171 17.88% 40,105
197 Physicist 7,729 14.72% 52,490
47 Physiotherapist 8,305 23.74% 34,982
186 Pipe Fitter 7,116 13.99% 50,877
205 Plant Operator 8,445 15.54% 54,335
255 Plasterer 8,179 12.77% 64,034
251 Plastic and Rubber Goods Assembler 8,459 13.51% 62,632
259 Plumber 7,545 11.68% 64,574
24 Police Officer 8,103 26.02% 31,148
88 Postal Deliverer 7,369 18.60% 39,628
100 Printing Machinist 7,632 18.76% 40,676
26 Prison Officer 8,781 27.94% 31,425
37 Probation Worker 7,866 23.08% 34,085
97 Production Manager (Manufacturing) 8,603 21.17% 40,645
282 Professional Sportsperson 8,781 12.20% 72,006
176 Proof-reader 7,156 14.29% 50,094
118 Property Developer 7,053 16.39% 43,025
66 Property Manager 7,932 21.23% 37,356
15 Public Relations Officer 8,025 27.61% 29,068
292 Pumping Station Operator 7,246 9.30% 77,895
10 Quality Assurance Manager 9,437 33.78% 27,933
107 Quality Inspector 8,600 20.82% 41,306
59 Quantity Surveyor 8,125 22.29% 36,450
215 Quarry and Mine Worker 8,308 14.97% 55,495
192 Radio and Television Repairer or Installer 6,618 12.69% 52,163
207 Radio and/or Television Presenter 9,625 17.65% 54,542
17 Railway Locomotive Driver 7,976 27.11% 29,423
178 Ramp Agent, Baggage Handler 7,977 15.85% 50,335
122 Real Estate Agent/Property Consultant 7,766 17.93% 43,308
307 Recovery Vehicle Coordinator 6,500 6.67% 97,500
80 Registered Nurse 7,387 19.11% 38,654
248 Reporter 7,148 11.48% 62,286
71 Research and Development Manager 7,686 20.34% 37,792
9 Resident Medical Officer 7,820 28.30% 27,629
18 Resource Management Planner 7,918 26.89% 29,445
206 Restaurant or Tavern Manager 7,109 13.05% 54,477
261 Restorer or Repairer 9,717 15.00% 64,778
82 Retail Manager 7,387 19.08% 38,726
67 Retail Pharmacist 7,188 19.21% 37,412
31 Retired 5,869 17.99% 32,626
256 Road Worker 8,343 12.97% 64,327
294 Roading and/or Paving Machine Operator 8,706 10.95% 79,477
90 Roading Engineer 7,696 19.32% 39,836
297 Roofer 7,432 9.15% 81,191
62 Safety Inspector 7,765 20.95% 37,072
96 Sales and/or Marketing Manager 7,820 19.28% 40,557
221 Sales Assistant 7,199 12.73% 56,541
196 Sales Representative 7,620 14.53% 52,432
250 Scaffolder 7,939 12.70% 62,501
190 Sculptor, Painter and Related Artist 6,588 12.74% 51,712
35 Secretary 7,010 21.00% 33,382
150 Security Officer 6,969 14.76% 47,224
12 Senior Education Manager 8,773 31.25% 28,075
212 Sheet-Metal Worker 7,946 14.42% 55,108
230 Shelf Filler 7,607 12.95% 58,743
166 Ships' Engineer 8,032 16.34% 49,156
285 Signwriter 8,027 10.85% 73,960
247 Singing and Music Teacher 8,589 13.82% 62,142
309 Slaughterer 8,500 8.29% 102,563
209 Small Engine Mechanic 6,877 12.50% 55,018
52 Social Worker 7,609 21.45% 35,482
228 Software Consultant 7,882 13.61% 57,935
189 Special Education Teacher 7,415 14.40% 51,491
263 Specialist Trade Sales Assistant 7,068 10.70% 66,066
267 Specialist Trade Sales Representative 7,819 11.69% 66,885
202 Sports Coach or Trainer 7,630 14.26% 53,527
295 Spray Painter 7,853 9.81% 80,049
305 Steel Erector, Construction 6,902 7.50% 92,033
213 Stock Clerk 7,846 14.23% 55,119
313 Stonemason, Marble Mason 7,996 6.72% 118,939
143 Street Vendor and Related Worker 7,559 16.25% 46,515
167 Structural Engineer 7,420 15.08% 49,188
301 Student 6,633 7.63% 86,884
120 Supply and Distribution Manager 8,446 19.62% 43,060
32 Surveyor 8,008 24.52% 32,655
83 Systems Analyst 8,206 21.11% 38,875
86 Tailor/Dressmaker 7,434 18.97% 39,200
146 Taxi Driver 9,800 20.98% 46,716
23 Teacher 7,113 22.98% 30,945
75 Teacher Aide 7,042 18.40% 38,269
51 Technical Representative 7,851 22.33% 35,162
204 Telephone Switchboard Operator 8,210 15.24% 53,867
42 Textile Products Marker and Cutter 7,067 20.55% 34,391
226 Ticket-Seller 7,438 12.88% 57,730
70 Timber Processing Machine Operator 8,033 21.37% 37,589
131 Tool and/or Die Maker 7,808 17.53% 44,552
158 Tour and Travel Guide 6,926 14.36% 48,212
65 Training and Development Officer 8,769 23.53% 37,269
114 Transport Clerk 7,851 18.53% 42,358
103 Transport Electrician 7,591 18.60% 40,801
72 Transport Manager 7,030 18.51% 37,989
104 Travel Attendant 8,245 20.20% 40,808
168 Travel Consultant 7,583 15.41% 49,207
264 Tyre Retreader 7,851 11.85% 66,242
304 Underwater Worker 7,552 8.26% 91,379
239 Unemployed 6,808 11.29% 60,304
63 University and Higher Education Lecturer and/or Tutor 7,877 21.15% 37,239
121 Usher and Cloakroom Attendant 7,962 18.46% 43,128
218 Vehicle Upholsterer and Trimmer 7,675 13.74% 55,871
115 Veterinary Assistant 6,540 15.28% 42,807
283 Waiter 7,254 10.02% 72,394
262 Warehouse Worker 7,947 12.26% 64,808
220 Wholesale and Warehouse Manager 8,056 14.38% 56,009
111 Wholesale and/or Retail Buyer 8,731 20.81% 41,952
284 Woodworking Machinist 7,370 10.00% 73,700
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The Full List

A full list of the 314 occupations analysed in the study is shown here, ranked from the most likely to make a claim to the least likely:

Rank OccupationAvg Yearly Milage by Profession Claims Percentage Miles Per claim
1 Counsellor 7,337 31.25% 23,480
2 Other Lodging Services Manager 6,399 26.40% 24,239
3 Broadcasting and Theatrical Production Manager 6,499 25.68% 25,311
4 Local Government Legislator 6,159 23.81% 25,867
5 Barrister and Solicitor 6,994 26.67% 26,228
6 Health Inspector 7,303 27.66% 26,404
7 Optometrist 8,740 32.86% 26,599
8 Midwife 7,612 27.71% 27,469
9 Resident Medical Officer 7,820 28.30% 27,629
10 Quality Assurance Manager 9,437 33.78% 27,933
11 General Practitioner 8,029 28.70% 27,979
12 Senior Education Manager 8,773 31.25% 28,075
13 Human Resources Clerk 6,867 23.79% 28,871
14 Dentist and Dental Surgeon 7,029 24.27% 28,960
15 Public Relations Officer 8,025 27.61% 29,068
16 Engineering Technical Manager 8,401 28.75% 29,222
17 Railway Locomotive Driver 7,976 27.11% 29,423
18 Resource Management Planner 7,918 26.89% 29,445
19 Chemist (other than Pharmacist) 6,696 22.64% 29,575
20 Market Research Analyst 8,559 28.85% 29,664
21 Office Machine Operator 6,515 21.88% 29,785
22 Kennel Workers 7,427 24.53% 30,280
23 Teacher 7,113 22.98% 30,945
24 Police Officer 8,103 26.02% 31,148
25 Financial Dealer and Broker 8,510 27.15% 31,340
26 Prison Officer 8,781 27.94% 31,425
27 Careers, Transition, Employment Adviser 7,478 23.68% 31,582
28 Librarian 6,243 19.70% 31,694
29 Minister of Religion 6,911 21.46% 32,203
30 Finance Manager 7,796 24.04% 32,423
31 Retired 5,869 17.99% 32,626
32 Surveyor 8,008 24.52% 32,655
33 Human Resources Manager 7,514 22.84% 32,894
34 Financial Adviser 7,552 22.85% 33,052
35 Secretary 7,010 21.00% 33,382
36 Civil Servant 7,423 22.09% 33,612
37 Probation Worker 7,866 23.08% 34,085
38 Mail Clerk 7,021 20.59% 34,103
39 Medical Laboratory Technician 7,505 21.98% 34,149
40 Graphic Designer 7,543 22.05% 34,203
41 Interior Designer 7,320 21.33% 34,311
42 Textile Products Marker and Cutter 7,067 20.55% 34,391
43 Locksmith 6,519 18.87% 34,550
44 Enrolled Nurse 8,297 23.81% 34,847
45 Information Technology Manager 8,026 22.99% 34,905
46 Medical Radiation Technologist 8,362 23.91% 34,970
47 Physiotherapist 8,305 23.74% 34,982
48 Office Manager 7,312 20.89% 35,007
49 Air Traffic Controller 7,549 21.52% 35,082
50 Dispensing Optician 6,944 19.79% 35,088
51 Technical Representative 7,851 22.33% 35,162
52 Social Worker 7,609 21.45% 35,482
53 Beauty Therapist 7,267 20.34% 35,732
54 Organisation, Methods or Professional Analyst 7,654 21.26% 36,007
55 Health Services Manager 8,000 22.17% 36,089
56 Driving Instructor 6,956 19.26% 36,113
57 Agronomist 6,643 18.35% 36,194
58 Legal Executive 7,378 20.30% 36,335
59 Quantity Surveyor 8,125 22.29% 36,450
60 Business-Related Consultant 7,556 20.68% 36,532
61 Houseperson 6,042 16.44% 36,759
62 Safety Inspector 7,765 20.95% 37,072
63 University and Higher Education Lecturer and/or Tutor 7,877 21.15% 37,239
64 Auctioneer 6,986 18.75% 37,256
65 Training and Development Officer 8,769 23.53% 37,269
66 Property Manager 7,932 21.23% 37,356
67 Retail Pharmacist 7,188 19.21% 37,412
68 Bank Officer 7,334 19.54% 37,528
69 Education Adviser 8,203 21.85% 37,533
70 Timber Processing Machine Operator 8,033 21.37% 37,589
71 Research and Development Manager 7,686 20.34% 37,792
72 Transport Manager 7,030 18.51% 37,989
73 Author and Critic 5,969 15.63% 38,203
74 Management Consultant 7,820 20.46% 38,221
75 Teacher Aide 7,042 18.40% 38,269
76 Hospital Pharmacist 7,809 20.37% 38,336
77 Funeral Director 6,329 16.44% 38,501
78 Gaming Dealer 6,048 15.69% 38,556
79 Material and Production Planning Clerk 7,267 18.82% 38,606
80 Registered Nurse 7,387 19.11% 38,654
81 Early Childhood Teacher 7,093 18.35% 38,656
82 Retail Manager 7,387 19.08% 38,726
83 Systems Analyst 8,206 21.11% 38,875
84 General Manager 7,649 19.66% 38,904
85 Merchandiser 8,428 21.64% 38,943
86 Tailor/Dressmaker 7,434 18.97% 39,200
87 Administration Manager 7,528 19.09% 39,427
88 Postal Deliverer 7,369 18.60% 39,628
89 Philologist, Translator or Interpreter 6,036 15.15% 39,835
90 Roading Engineer 7,696 19.32% 39,836
91 Human Resources Officer 7,448 18.63% 39,967
92 Photographer 7,171 17.88% 40,105
93 Accounts Clerk 7,478 18.52% 40,367
94 Computer Applications Engineer 7,871 19.48% 40,399
95 Bill and Debt Collector 7,363 18.18% 40,495
96 Sales and/or Marketing Manager 7,820 19.28% 40,557
97 Production Manager (Manufacturing) 8,603 21.17% 40,645
98 General Clerk 7,355 18.09% 40,647
99 Administration Officer, Supervisor 7,366 18.11% 40,671
100 Printing Machinist 7,632 18.76% 40,676
101 Data Entry Operator 7,569 18.57% 40,754
102 Architect 8,089 19.83% 40,781
103 Transport Electrician 7,591 18.60% 40,801
104 Travel Attendant 8,245 20.20% 40,808
105 Other Health Associate Professional 7,553 18.50% 40,828
106 Ambulance Officer 8,005 19.44% 41,169
107 Quality Inspector 8,600 20.82% 41,306
108 Landscape Architect 5,778 13.95% 41,412
109 Chemical Engineer 7,913 19.00% 41,641
110 Fire Fighter or Fire Protection Worker 8,310 19.94% 41,683
111 Wholesale and/or Retail Buyer 8,731 20.81% 41,952
112 Computer Programmer 7,782 18.39% 42,308
113 Employment Programme Teaching Associate Professional 7,654 18.09% 42,324
114 Transport Clerk 7,851 18.53% 42,358
115 Veterinary Assistant 6,540 15.28% 42,807
116 Events Organiser 7,095 16.53% 42,925
117 Accountant 7,500 17.46% 42,958
118 Property Developer 7,053 16.39% 43,025
119 Insurance Representative 7,844 18.23% 43,027
120 Supply and Distribution Manager 8,446 19.62% 43,060
121 Usher and Cloakroom Attendant 7,962 18.46% 43,128
122 Real Estate Agent/Property Consultant 7,766 17.93% 43,308
123 Dental Therapist 7,252 16.72% 43,382
124 Dancing Teacher and/or Choreographer 7,242 16.67% 43,450
125 Information Clerk and Other Receptionist 7,333 16.84% 43,548
126 Caregiver 7,664 17.53% 43,712
127 Instrumentalist 7,894 17.98% 43,913
128 Mail Sorting Clerk 8,169 18.60% 43,929
129 Other Civil Engineer 7,507 16.96% 44,267
130 Glazier 8,090 18.18% 44,496
131 Tool and/or Die Maker 7,808 17.53% 44,552
132 Chief Executive and/or Managing Director 8,534 19.08% 44,716
133 Electronic and Telecommunications Engineer 7,247 16.17% 44,816
134 Child Care Worker 7,703 17.16% 44,888
135 Housekeeper (Not Private) 7,750 17.11% 45,308
136 Electrical Engineer 7,738 17.06% 45,357
137 Bookkeeper 7,230 15.79% 45,792
138 Other Driver 7,940 17.34% 45,797
139 Advertising and Public Relations Manager 7,337 15.98% 45,908
140 Marketing Analyst, Marketing Agent 7,543 16.39% 46,010
141 Other Scientist 8,529 18.37% 46,438
142 Diplomatic Representative 8,336 17.92% 46,509
143 Street Vendor and Related Worker 7,559 16.25% 46,515
144 Aircraft Engine Mechanic 8,074 17.35% 46,527
145 Electronics Servicer 8,251 17.69% 46,638
146 Taxi Driver 9,800 20.98% 46,716
147 Auditor 8,584 18.35% 46,770
148 Building Caretaker 7,414 15.78% 46,974
149 Cabinetmaker 8,584 18.23% 47,087
150 Security Officer 6,969 14.76% 47,224
151 Mechanical Engineering Technician 7,878 16.59% 47,482
152 Health Assistant 7,662 16.12% 47,539
153 Computer Systems Technician 7,776 16.35% 47,573
154 Aluminium Joiner, Joiner, Dryliner 8,027 16.82% 47,716
155 Nursery Grower, Nursery Worker 7,026 14.65% 47,951
156 Aeroplane Pilot and Flight Crew 7,635 15.91% 47,990
157 Other Engineering Technician 8,330 17.31% 48,130
158 Tour and Travel Guide 6,926 14.36% 48,212
159 Passenger Coach Driver 7,481 15.49% 48,287
160 Other Technical Specialist 7,712 15.94% 48,394
161 Finance Clerk 7,816 16.09% 48,568
162 Managers (Other) 7,727 15.90% 48,586
163 Panelbeater 7,710 15.82% 48,747
164 Drycleaner 6,754 13.85% 48,778
165 Hospital Dispensary Assistant 6,898 14.07% 49,025
166 Ships’ Engineer 8,032 16.34% 49,156
167 Structural Engineer 7,420 15.08% 49,188
168 Travel Consultant 7,583 15.41% 49,207
169 Baker 7,873 15.95% 49,363
170 Computer Operator 7,322 14.80% 49,489
171 Machinery Mechanic 7,975 16.11% 49,490
172 Maintenance Worker 7,538 15.22% 49,543
173 Dairy Farmer, Dairy Farm Worker 8,814 17.69% 49,831
174 Electrician 7,565 15.16% 49,911
175 Housekeeper (Private Service) 7,511 15.03% 49,968
176 Proof-reader 7,156 14.29% 50,094
177 Other Catering Services Manager 7,152 14.27% 50,109
178 Ramp Agent, Baggage Handler 7,977 15.85% 50,335
179 Other Engeneer 8,144 16.18% 50,343
180 Nurse Aide 7,706 15.29% 50,383
181 Furniture Remover 7,086 14.06% 50,391
182 Hotel or Motel Manager 7,994 15.85% 50,424
183 Light Truck or Van Driver 7,709 15.27% 50,476
184 Fashion Designer 6,798 13.46% 50,500
185 Heavy Truck or Tanker Driver 8,009 15.86% 50,503
186 Pipe Fitter 7,116 13.99% 50,877
187 Aeronautical Engineer and/or Aircraft Surveyor 8,636 16.95% 50,954
188 Courier and Deliverer 7,663 14.98% 51,141
189 Special Education Teacher 7,415 14.40% 51,491
190 Sculptor, Painter and Related Artist 6,588 12.74% 51,712
191 Deck Rating 6,810 13.11% 51,930
192 Radio and Television Repairer or Installer 6,618 12.69% 52,163
193 Electrical Fitter or Product Installer 7,287 13.97% 52,175
194 Actor 7,126 13.64% 52,254
195 Cook 6,956 13.27% 52,432
196 Sales Representative 7,620 14.53% 52,432
197 Physicist 7,729 14.72% 52,490
198 Crane Operator 8,275 15.73% 52,607
199 Cashier 6,950 13.13% 52,937
200 Heating, Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineer 7,404 13.89% 53,308
201 Baker’s Assistant 7,557 14.16% 53,375
202 Sports Coach or Trainer 7,630 14.26% 53,527
203 Insulator 7,434 13.83% 53,751
204 Telephone Switchboard Operator 8,210 15.24% 53,867
205 Plant Operator 8,445 15.54% 54,335
206 Restaurant or Tavern Manager 7,109 13.05% 54,477
207 Radio and/or Television Presenter 9,625 17.65% 54,542
208 Mathematician and/or Statistician 7,179 13.16% 54,564
209 Small Engine Mechanic 6,877 12.50% 55,018
210 Legal Clerk 8,962 16.28% 55,051
211 Other Electronics Engineering Technician 8,319 15.11% 55,062
212 Sheet-Metal Worker 7,946 14.42% 55,108
213 Stock Clerk 7,846 14.23% 55,119
214 Other Rail Worker 8,689 15.68% 55,432
215 Quarry and Mine Worker 8,308 14.97% 55,495
216 Other Director 8,844 15.87% 55,716
217 Carpet and Other Floor Covering Layer 7,240 12.99% 55,736
218 Vehicle Upholsterer and Trimmer 7,675 13.74% 55,871
219 Jeweller and Jewellery Repairer 7,422 13.25% 56,000
220 Wholesale and Warehouse Manager 8,056 14.38% 56,009
221 Sales Assistant 7,199 12.73% 56,541
222 Clown, Magician, Acrobat and Related Worker 7,198 12.70% 56,688
223 Outdoor Recreation Guide 9,074 15.96% 56,862
224 Horse Trainer, Groom or Stable Hand 7,924 13.91% 56,952
225 Hotel and/or Motel Receptionist 8,087 14.10% 57,346
226 Ticket-Seller 7,438 12.88% 57,730
227 Machine Tool Operator 8,105 13.99% 57,914
228 Software Consultant 7,882 13.61% 57,935
229 Painter, Decorator and/or Paperhanger 7,590 13.00% 58,370
230 Shelf Filler 7,607 12.95% 58,743
231 Carpenter and/or Joiner 8,030 13.57% 59,196
232 Coach Builder 9,019 15.19% 59,373
233 Bricklayer and/or Blocklayer 7,738 13.02% 59,417
234 Farm Machinery Operator (including Contractor) 9,050 15.15% 59,727
235 Chef 7,477 12.51% 59,761
236 Checkout Operator 6,659 11.14% 59,794
237 Occupational Therapist 9,785 16.28% 60,107
238 Other Hospital Workers 7,845 13.04% 60,144
239 Unemployed 6,808 11.29% 60,304
240 Animal Care and Welfare Workers 7,147 11.76% 60,750
241 Deer Farmer, Deer Farm Worker 8,719 14.29% 61,035
242 Fitter and Turner 7,236 11.83% 61,175
243 Other General Worker 7,861 12.79% 61,454
244 Other Mechanical Engineer 7,607 12.31% 61,777
245 Fitter and Welder 8,172 13.21% 61,888
246 Butcher 8,511 13.72% 62,025
247 Singing and Music Teacher 8,589 13.82% 62,142
248 Reporter 7,148 11.48% 62,286
249 Hairdresser 7,607 12.21% 62,308
250 Scaffolder 7,939 12.70% 62,501
251 Plastic and Rubber Goods Assembler 8,459 13.51% 62,632
252 Forklift Operator 8,122 12.90% 62,955
253 Agricultural Engineer 8,234 13.02% 63,253
254 Other Food Preparation Worker 7,879 12.39% 63,597
255 Plasterer 8,179 12.77% 64,034
256 Road Worker 8,343 12.97% 64,327
257 Business Services Representative 8,234 12.80% 64,348
258 Carpet Cleaner 6,558 10.17% 64,490
259 Plumber 7,545 11.68% 64,574
260 Bartender 7,687 11.89% 64,667
261 Restorer or Repairer 9,717 15.00% 64,778
262 Warehouse Worker 7,947 12.26% 64,808
263 Specialist Trade Sales Assistant 7,068 10.70% 66,066
264 Tyre Retreader 7,851 11.85% 66,242
265 Metal Caster 7,982 12.03% 66,327
266 Fishing Skipper, Fisherperson 8,333 12.50% 66,667
267 Specialist Trade Sales Representative 7,819 11.69% 66,885
268 Gardener 7,152 10.68% 66,973
269 Environmental Scientist 9,582 14.29% 67,077
270 Builder 7,654 11.34% 67,520
271 Boatbuilder 7,368 10.91% 67,542
272 Landscape Gardener 7,812 11.46% 68,177
273 Horticultural Scientist 8,125 11.86% 68,482
274 Groom Workers 7,547 11.02% 68,504
275 Haulage Contractor 6,701 9.72% 68,929
276 Lifeguard, First Aider or Emergency Service Worker 7,620 10.96% 69,552
277 Motor Mechanic 7,575 10.80% 70,121
278 Cleaner 7,849 11.12% 70,605
279 Catering Counter Assistant 7,585 10.67% 71,090
280 Machinery Assembler 7,745 10.82% 71,584
281 Double Glazing Fitter 6,600 9.21% 71,700
282 Professional Sportsperson 8,781 12.20% 72,006
283 Waiter 7,254 10.02% 72,394
284 Woodworking Machinist 7,370 10.00% 73,700
285 Signwriter 8,027 10.85% 73,960
286 Dental Technician 7,047 9.43% 74,700
287 Furniture Finisher 7,348 9.84% 74,709
288 Kitchenhand 7,783 10.36% 75,107
289 Grounds or Green Keeper 7,875 10.39% 75,774
290 Contractor (business) 7,746 10.14% 76,358
291 Furniture Upholsterer 8,210 10.61% 77,404
292 Pumping Station Operator 7,246 9.30% 77,895
293 Glass Pressing and Drawing Machine Operator 8,775 11.11% 78,975
294 Roading and/or Paving Machine Operator 8,706 10.95% 79,477
295 Spray Painter 7,853 9.81% 80,049
296 Industrical Consultant 6,027 7.45% 80,929
297 Roofer 7,432 9.15% 81,191
298 Armed Forces 8,652 10.43% 82,928
299 Launderer 10,823 12.99% 83,335
300 Field Crop Grower and Related Worker 7,470 8.88% 84,102
301 Student 6,633 7.63% 86,884
302 Other Food Products Processing Machine Operator 8,690 9.86% 88,143
303 Dispatch and Receiving Clerk 7,970 8.91% 89,444
304 Underwater Worker 7,552 8.26% 91,379
305 Steel Erector, Construction 6,902 7.50% 92,033
306 Crop and Livestock Farmer, Worker 8,301 8.85% 93,809
307 Recovery Vehicle Coordinator 6,500 6.67% 97,500
308 Docks Worker 10,228 10.17% 100,579
309 Slaughterer 8,500 8.29% 102,563
310 Forecourt Attendant 6,453 5.88% 109,700
311 Concrete Worker 7,840 7.04% 111,332
312 Blacksmith 8,445 7.55% 111,902
313 Stonemason, Marble Mason 7,996 6.72% 118,939
314 Fencer 8,465 6.72% 125,917

Commenting on the results of the study Andrew Goulborn, Tiger.co.uk’s Commercial Director, said: “We looked at almost 280,000 car insurance quotes in order to pull this analysis together and the results make for interesting reading. We looked at the occupations of all of these drivers and then at the number of these drivers who told us that they’d made at least one claim on their car insurance policy in the last 5 years. We excluded any occupations that had less than 50 drivers recorded in them so as to maintain the statistical integrity of the study.

At the “low claims” end of the scale it’s interesting to see so many manual labour and artisanal occupations such as fencers, stonemasons, blacksmiths and dock workers who appear to make up to five times fewer claims than those at the other end of the spectrum. The “high claims” group includes law makers and many of the UK’s healthcare professionals. Also worthy of note at the wrong end of this table are police officers, teachers and civil servants!

What we're seeing here probably has more to do with people in some occupations having a greater propensity to make a claim (and perhaps a greater confidence in going through the claims process) rather than necessarily being a reflection of driving skills and accident avoidance.”

22/09/2012 19:00:51 Mike
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