Those who work in education and transport – such as drivers – had the lowest alcohol intake, on average 24 units a week. IT workers were in the middle, consuming around 33 units per week.
YouGov carried out the survey, questioning 1,400 people.
Public Health Minister, Dawn Primarolo, said: “After-work drinks are often part of working life. It’s tempting to just go for ‘a swift one’, even when you know your body needs a rest. But, one can quickly turn into many.”