The given table compares changes in the number of staff and factories in silk industy in England and Wales from 1851 to 1901
Overall, it is obvious from the chart that the total number of workers decreased through the given period, while the number of factories was highest in the year 1861. It is also noticeable that the total number of workers who were female was much higher than that of male.
Initially, the quantity of silk factories was 272 in 1851, before it grew up by more than two times to reach at the highest number of 761 factories in the year 1861. Therefore, that figure fluctuated marginally and reduced to 623 factories in the last year surveyed.
Althought there was a significant increased in the number of silk factoriesin the first ten-year period surveyed, the quantity of workers in this industry dropped significantly from 130.750 to 109.869, and is continued a gradual decrease to 38.942 people in 1901. While the total women employees remained a higher number than men, both of these figures declined steadily over the given period.