17. 7.4% of UK employees are at significant risk of losing their job.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) examined the status of 20 million employees in the UK. The study found that the percentage of jobs at risk of automation amounted to 7.4%. This figure signifies that, out of 20 million respondents, nearly 1.5 million were at high risk of being replaced by AI and robots.
18. Waiters are 73% more likely to be replaced by robots.
Can you imagine that, in just a few years, you will no longer be served by human staff in a restaurant or a bar? Namely, 73% of waiters and waitresses are prone to replacement due to automation in years to come. Although jobs lost to robots statistics aren’t favorable for waiters, they are just a portion of 1.5 million people in the UK who are at high risk of losing their jobs to AI. Other professions from the same high-risk group are shelf fillers, bar staff, and primary sales occupations.
19. Medical practitioners in the UK have an 18% chance of losing their jobs to automation.
The figures are more friendly for medical practitioners. Robots taking over jobs statistics show that less than one-fifth of them are likely to be replaced by robots. The same applies to dental practitioners (21%), secondary and higher education teachers (21% and 20%, respectively), and senior professionals in education (20%).
20. 15.7% of people aged 20–24 are at risk of losing their jobs to automation.
No matter how odd it may sound, young people are more likely to be replaced by robots, as jobs lost to automation statistics show. Namely, nearly 16% of youngsters aged 20-24 may be replaced, as opposed to people aged 30-35 who have only a 1.3% chance to be replaced by robots.
21. 20% of Amazon’s workforce might be robots.
Three years ago, Amazon introduced over a whopping 50,000 new robots. This figure represents a 100% jump compared to 2016. Nowadays, estimations assume that robots make up one-fifth of the company’s workforce.
22. The number of industrial robots has increased by 400% since the 1990s.
Automation in manufacturing statistics reveal an incredible jump in the use of AI and robots in different industries. Namely, over 25 years ago, the number of industrial robots in the European Union amounted to 95,000. Now that figure has risen to 430,000, denoting an increase of 400% over a quarter of a century. In Germany only, 40% of those robots are currently used.
23. 10.4 million UK jobs will be automated by 2030.
Automation job loss statistics show that nearly 30% of jobs in the UK are bound to be automated in the next 10 years. This implies that 10.4 million jobs will see robots and AI instead of human workers by 2030. The most affected workers will be those who don’t have a higher level of education.
24. Non-white workers are over 40% at risk of losing their job.
Non-white employees will undoubtedly experience dire consequences of loss of jobs due to automation. African Americans are at 43.8% risk of being replaced, similarly to Hispanic workers with 47.3% at risk of job loss. Asians, on the other hand, are the least likely to be replaced (38.8%).