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The Creative Industries in the UK’s Nations and Regions


January 1, 2009

Author: Skillset

Institution: Skillset, The Sector Skills council for Creative Media

Summary of key findings

The creative industries are recognised as a major economic contributor, a source of innovation and driver of regeneration in regions and in cities and towns throughout England and the UK.

They rely on a predominantly highly skilled workforce. The skills of the workforce need to remain world class for the industries to stay competitive. That’s why it is vital for the views of employers and the self-employed to be heard, so that skills gaps and shortages are identified.

Skillset’s industry-endorsed research programme is the key mechanism in capturing and expressing these views. The programme uses well-developed methodologies and relationships to gather robust Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) about the industries.

And it also allows us to understand the size and shape of the industries and their workforce in each of the UK’s nations and regions.

Research questions & methodology

Data is compiled from various sources including Skillset 2006 Employment Census, Skillset/UK Film Council Feature Film Production Workforce Survey 2008, Experian 2007, Skillset/Equity Performing Arts Industry Workforce Survey 2005 and LFS 2005, Skillset‘s Strategic Skills Assessment for Wales 2010.

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