Official Statistics

Creative Industries Economic Estimates – December 2010 (Experimental Statistics)

This bulletin contains experimental statistics on gross value added employment and numbers of businesses within the creative industries.

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Detail

This bulletin contains experimental statistics on gross value added (GVA), employment and numbers of businesses within the creative industries.

Please note that the methodology for these estimates was updated in 2011 and the figures in this 2010 report have been superseded by those in the 2011 report. Therefore for up-to-date figures on the Creative Industries and a time series covering the figures in this 2010 report please see the latest Creative Industries Economic Estimates.

Released:

9 December 2010

Period covered:

2008 (GVA and Exports)
2010 (Employment and businesses)

Geographic coverage:

UK (GVA, Businesses and Exports)
Great Britain (Employment)

Next release date:

Autumn 2011

Summary

This bulletin provides estimates of the contribution of Creative Industries to the economy, using the latest data available. The majority of this data is taken from National Statistics sources produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Data sources include the Annual Business Survey (ABS), the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Our definition of the Creative Industries is taken from the 2001 Creative Industries Mapping Document. Further information on this can be found in the technical note.

Experimental Statistics

As this is our first attempt to measure the Creative Industries using Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC 2007), this series of economic estimates are classed as experimental statistics. The statistics will be developed following further consultation with users. We are grateful for any feedback on the way in which we have used the SIC 2007 codes to measure the Creative Industries. If you would like to contribute to this process, please either use the feedback form below, or contact us at CIEEBulletin@culture.gsi.gov.uk.

Time Series and Future Developments

This set of Creative Industries Estimates represents a snapshot of the latest figures. Because of the change of Standard Industrial Classifications used to produce these estimates, the figures should not be directly compared to previous estimates, which were produced using the old Standard Industrial Classifications (2003). In 2011 we will work with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to investigate the possibility of establishing a consistent back time series, so that these estimates are more comparable with previous ones. This will be a complex task, and may not be possible for all sectors.

We are also investigating the possibility of producing regional estimates for the Creative Industries, given the demand that we know exists for these.

Full Statistical Release

This contains the headline findings, data tables, and a full technical note with definitions, methodology and a full list of the SIC codes used to produce these statistics.

Tables and Headline Findings

A summary of the key findings from these statistics, along with data tables.

Revision Note

21 December 2010 - commentary on exports data was changed. In this release we have not produced a full update for exports of services from the creative industries, with exports data not broken down by individual industries. However, we have updated the total exports figure for the creative industries, such that it is now 2008 data. This figure is still based on the old SIC 2003 codes, as the new codes have not yet been applied to this data. Nevertheless, it is important to note that we have not simply re-used and referred people to the 2007 exports figure as originally stated.

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The UK Statistics Authority

This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009), as produced by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.

Pre-release access

The list below details the Ministers and Officials who have received privileged early access to these Creative Industries Estimates. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours:

Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries
Policy Adviser x 2
Press Officer

The responsible statisticians for this release are Ed Pickering and Chris McKee. For further details about the estimates, or to be added to a distribution list for future updates, please email us at CIEEBulletin@culture.gsi.gov.uk.

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