Creative Industries Economic Estimates Methodology

This is the guide to the methodology behind the production of the Creative Industries Economic Estimates official statistics by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.



This document sets out the methodology behind the Creative Industries Economic Estimates series of official statistics published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The statistics can be found here.

The Creative Industries Economic Estimates are Official Statistics used to measure the direct economic contribution of the Creative Industries to the UK economy. This includes the contribution made by the Creative Industries to UK Employment, Gross Value Added (GVA) and Exports of Services. The estimates are produced using ONS National Statistics sources.

These statistics are produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics throughout. This methodology is used for statistics covering the years 2014 onwards, in other words, those released from January 2015 onwards.

DCMS is currently consulting on a number of developments to the Official Statistics. We aim to continuously improve the quality of estimates and better meet user needs. Feedback on this publication is welcomed via email at