August 4, 2021

Does your car match your profession? New research reveals the cars each profession are most likely to drive

Cars say a lot about the owner. But can you tell what someone does for a living just based on what they drive?  And which profession is most likely to drive the stunning Rolls Royce in the image above?

The team at comparethemarket com decided to look into this, so they checked their own data from 20 common occupations to see which are the most popular vehicles in each as well as the occupations most likely to be behind the wheel of certain car brands… here is what they found:


Brand Most likely to be driven by
Ford Plumbers
Vauxhall Fast Food Workers
Volkswagen Farmers
BMW IT Workers
Audi Architects
Mercedes-Benz Taxi Drivers
Peugeot Cleaners
Renault Fast Food Workers
Nissan NHS Workers
Toyota Taxi Drivers
Citroen Teachers
Fiat Hairdressers
Seat Engineers
Mini Marketers
Honda IT Workers
Hyundai Civil Servants
Kia NHS Workers
Land Rover Farmers
Mazda Bankers
Škoda Taxi Drivers
Tesla IT Workers
Rolls-Royce Architects
Lamborghini Marketers
Ferrari IT Workers
Jaguar IT Workers
Bentley Accountants

Somewhat surprisingly, the sparkling Rolls Royce is more likely to be owned by an architect than an accountant or banker.

Dan Hutson, head of motor insurance at, said:   

We wanted to explore our data to analyse the different cars we drive and the professions we work in. Often, people can get stereotyped when it comes to their car choices with our cars saying a lot about our lifestyle, personality and priorities.

“Sometimes, a particular career can call for a specific design of car; some require more space and some call for efficiency and city driving, whereas others have style as a number one priority.

“While many other factors do come into play such as affordability, space, style and more, it is interesting to see which professions drive which cars! But whatever car you choose, you need to remember to take out  car insurance to cover your needs.

The research also looks at the favourite make and model of 20 common occupations. On the whole, the data showed Ford, in particular the Ford Fiesta, is by far the preferred brand across the majority of jobs.

You can see the full research here: