The borough lost 2,250 jobs in the industry in a five year period between 2010 and 2015, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.
The total number of jobs in the sector slumped from 4,000 to just 1,750 - with the drop of 56% amounting to the eighth biggest decrease of any local authority in Great Britain.
A number of west London boroughs also saw drops in manufacturing jobs, while others, such as Kensington & Chelsea and Ealing , saw a rise of 50% and 33% respectively.
Over all there was an increase of 1.5% across west London.
|Borough||Manufacturing jobs in 2010||Manufacturing jobs in 2015||% increase / decrease|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||4,000||1,750||Down 56.25|
|Kensington and Chelsea||1,000||1,500||Up 50%|
|West London total||3,9500||41,000||Up 3.8|
The manufacturing job loss in Hammersmith and Fulham equates to 450 jobs in each of the five year period, and means while there used to be one manufacturing job for every 23 people in the borough, there was just one for every 50 people in 2015.
The fall means that the sector makes up 1.3% of all workforce jobs in the borough , compared to the previous figure of 3.2%.
Among the jobs lost, 2,485 were in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products and 225 in the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical product.
Some 150 jobs were created in the printing and reproduction of recorded media, 125 in the manufacture of wearing apparel and 100 in the manufacture of food products, but that was not enough to close the gap.
The drop is in contrast to overall figures in Great Britain, which registered a 28,000 increase in the same period from 2.32m to 2.35m.
The increase was largely driven by the manufacture of fabricated metal products and the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, which added 61,000 jobs between them over a five year period - more than twice the total number jobs added by the manufacturing industry as a whole.
The biggest losers were the printing and reproduction of recorded media and the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, which lost 24,000 and 21,000 jobs respectively across Great Britain.
However, the share of manufacturing jobs has fallen over the same period, as the sector used to account for 8.8% of the workforce jobs and is now down to 8.3% nationally.
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