Employment in the clothing industry in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by sector

This statistic shows the total employment average in the clothing and footwear industries in the United Kingdom (UK) for the year 2017, by industry sector. The data includes employment figures within four main sectors: the manufacture of wearing apparel, the wholesale of clothing and footwear, the retail sale of clothing (in specialized stores) and the retail sale of footwear and leather goods (in specialized stores). During the year in question, there were an average of 26,000 employees working in the manufacture of wearing apparel in the UK.

Employment in the clothing and footwear industries in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector*

Number of employees in thousands
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Total employment average during the year 2016
** Specialized stores for the retail sales of clothing / footwear and leather goods.
Separate figures for the wholesale of clothing and footwear not given.

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