In February 2018, the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOHS) published its first national survey on the UK textile industry, which found that the manufacturing sector accounted for 11% of the UK’s total output.
It also found that this industry accounted for around 25% of total UK jobs.
The NIOHS survey was conducted between April 2017 and January 2018, and was conducted in the five boroughs of London, the East Midlands, the West Midlands and North-West England.
According to the NIOHD, the textile industry employs around 740,000 people, employs more than 7,500,000 pounds of value added goods (VED) annually and contributes £2.2 billion to the UK economy.
The survey also found a wide range of textile workers, with a high level of employment in the construction, office, construction, carpentry and metal fabrication industries.
The survey found that more than two-thirds of those surveyed were women, and more than 80% of respondents were of working age.
However, the survey also reported that the majority of workers in the textile sector are aged between 25 and 64 years, with one-third of respondents aged over 65.
The textile industry is often seen as a source of jobs for younger workers, as these workers are often required to undertake a wide variety of tasks such as the cleaning of houses, cleaning the factories and even running the laundries.
However, it also brings a variety of economic benefits to the industry.
According the NioHD, in order to maintain and grow the industry, it requires around £3.2billion per annum, which is roughly equivalent to the annual economic output of the entire UK economy, which would have a net impact on the economy of over £30 billion.
In addition to the benefits of the textile manufacturing sector, the N ioHS report also revealed that the textile, carpeting and metal production sectors generate around 1.2 million jobs in the UK, with over 1,300,000 of those workers earning a minimum wage.