Statistics at DCMS

DCMS and our Public Bodies produce Official Statistics covering our sectors. Details of recently published and upcoming releases are available on our Official Statistics catalogue page.

Topic Statistical collections
Arts Taking Part Survey, Economic Estimates
Charitable Giving Community Life Survey, Taking Part Survey, Charitable Giving Indicators
Creative Industries Economic Estimates,
Cyber Security Cyber Security Breaches Survey
Community engagement/social action Community Life Survey, Taking Part Survey
Digital Economic Estimates, Taking Part Survey
Gambling Economic Estimates,
Heritage Taking Part Survey, Economic Estimates, Reported Treasure Finds
Museums Museum and galleries monthly visits, Sponsored Museums Performance Indicators, Charitable Giving Indicators, Taking Part Survey, Economic Estimates
Sport Sport Satellite Account for the UK statistics, Taking Part Survey, Economic Estimates
Tourism Economic Estimates, UK Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)
Telecoms Economic Estimates
Trade Economic Estimates
Volunteering Community Life Survey, Taking Part Survey
Wellbeing/loneliness Community Life Survey, Taking Part Survey

Discontinued outputs include:

Response to the consultation on proposed changes to DCMS Statistical Publications is available here

For other relevant research visit the Research at DCMS page.

How we produce statistics

Our statement of compliance gives details of our policies and strategies that ensure that we are compliant with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Statistics (2018). These include our policies on revisions, data management, statement of administrative sources, user engagement and complaints.

DCMS Statement of Compliance (PDF, 575KB, 22 pages)

DCMS Statement of Data Sources (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 88KB)

DCMS also publish annual statistical work plans.

UK statistics authority assessment of the DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates series

UK statistics authority assessment of the DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates series Following a report by the Office for Statistics Regulation in December 2018, the following DCMS Sector Economic Estimates were designated as National Statistics on 26th June 2019:

  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: GVA
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Regional GVA
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Business Demographics
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Employment

Since the report we have striven to improve our publications by providing summaries of other notable sources of data, more detail on the nature and extent of the overlap between the sectors, and further information on the quality and limitations of the data. We will continue to improve the series in the future, in line with the recommendations of the report.

Other UK statistics authority assessments

In 2012 the UK Statistics Authority published its assessment of DCMS as a producer of Official Statistics. The Authority assessed DCMS against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

You can view the assessment report on the UK Statistics Authority website (PDF, 76kb). The main focus of the report is on the Taking Part survey, but the Authority also comments more widely on DCMS as a producer of Official Statistics.

On 12 February 2013 the Board of the Statistics Authority designated Taking Part outputs as National Statistics in a letter to the department.

On 24 January 2018, at the request of DCMS, the Board of the Statistics Authority dedesignated Entertainment Licensing Statistics from National Statistics.

Assessment of statistics on culture, leisure and sport (PDF, 42.3KB, 2 pages)

Contact details

Head of Profession: Jackie Orme

For any queries please telephone 020 7211 6000 or email evidence@culture.gov.uk.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street
London
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