DCMS release their annual Creative Industries Economic Estimates

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has released its annual "Creative Industries Economic Estimates", the official statistics used to measure the economic contribution of the creative industries in the United Kingdom.

Key findings include:

  • The creative economy accounted for 2.55m jobs in 2012; 1 out of every 12 jobs in the UK;
  • The largest sector of the creative economy is "IT, Software and Computer Services", followed by "Advertising and Marketing", "Music, Performing and Visual Arts", "Publishing", "Film, TV, Video, Radio and Photography";
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography accounts for 266,000 of the 2.55m jobs (10.4 per cent);
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography grew by 13.6 per cent (the third largest growth of the creative industries) between 2011 and 2012;
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography also increased its GVA (value of goods and services) by 4.2 per cent between 2008 and 2012;
  • The whole of the creative industries saw a 16.1 per cent increase in the export of services between 2009 and 2011; and,
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography made the second biggest contribution to the creative industries exports, worth a total of £4,257m (2011).

The report defines the creative economy as the contribution of all of those employed in the Creative Industries as well as those who are in creative occupations outside of the Creative Industries e.g. librarians.

The Creative Industries is defined as a "subset" of the creative economy, including only those who work in the Creative Industries themselves e.g. architects.

DTG Staff  |  14.01.2014

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