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.
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This document sets out the methodology behind the Economic Estimates for DCMS Sectors. They are experimental Official Statistics published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The latest release is available here.
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, imports and exports of services and the number of enterprises.
These statistics cover the contributions of the following DCMS sectors to the UK economy;
- Creative Industries
- Cultural Sector
- Digital Sector
They do not currently cover the contribution of the sectors the Office for Civil Society has responsibility for (responsibility for the Office for Civil Society was transferred from Cabinet Office to DCMS on 21 July 2016).
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
These statistics are experimental Official Statistics. This means the methodology is still under development and is subject to consultation with users. Experimental Official Statistics are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as “new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage.”
Changes to the estimates may be made as a result of this consultation. The standard DCMS revisions policy can be found in the DCMS Statement of Compliance.