Creative Industries & useful information

What are the creative industries?

The Government describes them as “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of economic property” and they include:

  1. Advertising
  2. Architecture
  3. Art and antiques
  4. Crafts
  5. Design
  6. Designer fashion
  7. Film and video
  8. Interactive leisure software
  9. Music
  10. The performing arts
  11. Publishing
  12. Software and computer services
  13. Television and radio

The economical impact they have on our society is measured through the following four areas:

  1. Gross Value Added (GVA)
  2. Exports of services
  3. Employment
  4. Numbers of businesses

 

Some useful facts and figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

 

In 2011 4.3% of the U.K’s industry was in the creative sector.

The creative Industries accounted for 10.6% of the UK’s exports in 2009

The creative industries contributed 2.9% of the UK’s Gross Value Added in 2009 – £36.3 billion.

1.5 million people are employed in the creative industries or in creative roles in other industries, 5.1% of the UK’s employment.

Exports of services by the creative industries accounted for 10.6% of the UK’s exports.

There were an estimated 106,700 businesses in the creative industries on the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) in 2011, this represents 5.1% of all companies on the IDBR.

The Creative Blueprint agency has compiled headline statistics on employment, economic contribution and business structure for the creative and cultural industries in Great Britain.

Some Digital facts via Bima:

  • – Creative employment provides around two million jobs, in the creative sector itself and in creative roles in other sectors. Employment in the sector has grown at double the rate of the economy as a whole.
  • – 1.5 million people are employed in the creative industries or in creative roles in other industries, 5.1% of the UK’s employment.
  • – Many of our digital high-flyers are under 30 – it’s an industry that recognises talent.
  • – There are an estimated 107,000 UK businesses in the creative sector.
  • – Total U.K. Internet traffic is expected to increase by an average of 37 percent every year between 2010 and 2015.
  • – The U.K. Internet ecosystem is worth £82 billion a year, with mobile connections accounting for 16 percent of this; mobile’s contribution is increasing rapidly as smartphone penetration rises.

More information on the Creative Industries can be found on the Department for Culture, Media & Sport website or we also recommend NSEAD’s case study here.