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.

Official Statistics produced by DCMS are available via the links below:

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 Official statistics (2009). These include our policies on revisions, data management, statement of administrative sources, user engagement and complaints.

DCMS Statement of Compliance (PDF, 742KB, 25 pages)

DCMS Statement of Administrative Sources (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 65.5KB)

DCMS also publish annual statistical work plans.

UK statistics authority assessment

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.

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

Contact details

Head of Profession: Olivia Christophersen

For any queries please telephone 020 7211 6000 or email

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street