DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates Methodology

This is the guide to the methodology behind the production of the DCMS sector Economic Estimates Official Statistics by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.


DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates: Methodology

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This document sets out the methodology behind the Economic Estimates for DCMS Sectors. They are Official Statistics published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

These Economic Estimates are Official Statistics used to provide an estimate of the contribution of DCMS Sectors to the UK economy, measured by gross value added (GVA) at basic price, employment, imports and exports of services and goods, and the number of businesses.

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.

These statistics are produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

Published 4 August 2016
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Update to include new release on Regional GVA.
  2. Updated Methodology note
  3. Detail about constituent SIC codes has been added.
  4. First published.