DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates

This series brings together all documents relating to DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates.

These bulletins contain statistics on the contribution of DCMS Sectors to the UK economy, measured by gross value added (GVA), employment, imports and exports of services and the number of businesses.


The methodology for this series of statistics can be found here.


In 2016, we consulted on the methodology used to produce these estimates and, on the definition of the Cultural Sector. The consultation documentation and response form can be found here


These statistics cover the contributions of the following DCMS sectors to the UK economy;

  • Civil Society
  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Sector
  • Digital Sector
  • Gambling
  • Sport
  • Telecoms
  • Tourism

A definition for each sector is available in the associated methodology note along with details of methods and data limitations.

Ad-hoc statistical releases

A list of Economic Estimates ad-hoc statistical releases that have not been included in our standard publications is available here.


  1. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2017: Employment
  2. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates Methodology
  3. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016: Trade
  4. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016: Regional GVA
  5. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016: Business Demographics
  6. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016: GVA
  7. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates: Employment (2016) and Trade (2015)
  8. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2015
Published 4 August 2016
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Regional GVA published.
  2. Published latest GVA data for DCMS Sectors.
  3. The methodology note has been updated.
  4. First published.