Consultation outcome

Creative Industries Economic Estimates: Proposed Developments

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This consultation has closed and DCMS published a response to the consultation on 9 June 2016.

Original consultation

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DCMS is proposing seven areas for development for the Creative Industries Economic Estimates statistics.


Consultation description

DCMS aims to continually improve the Creative Industries Economic Estimates to help mitigate the impact of the limitations outlined and improve the statistics available. Each year has seen significant developments, including a new methodology introduced in January 2014, historic time series data back to 1997 added in January 2015, and the first estimates of the value of the Creative Economy (January 2016). As part of this process of continuous improvement there are a range of issues at various stages of development:

  1. Estimates of GVA for the Creative Economy.
  2. Accounting for under coverage of microbusinesses and self-employed.
  3. Estimates of Productivity for the Creative Industries.
  4. Inclusion of exports of goods in estimates of exports.
  5. Reviewing the industries included using the creative intensity approach.
  6. Sub-national GVA estimates
  7. Now-casting

DCMS welcomes feedback on the proposals by email to or through the consultation form by Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Standard Occupation Classifications

DCMS also continues to work closely with the Office for National Statistics to try and influence changes to Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) and the Standard Occupation Classifications (SOC).

The SOC codes are subject to review by the ONS, and therefore the Creative Occupations are subject to change over time as the SOC codes change. The current standard is SOC2010. The next review is impending and will determine changes to be made in preparation for SOC2020, and ONS is consulting on the changes. The consultation will close on 17 April 2016. You can respond using the online survey. DCMS will respond to this consultation. If you would like DCMS to consider any points in our response, please email DCMS by Monday 4 April 2016 at