World-beating excellence in design, film, music, advertising and more makes the UK a leading global hub for the creative industries.
Britain punches above its weight in the creative sector. It has the fastest-growing proportion of workers in the industry in Europe*. A total of 9.5% of workers in the UK economy are classed as creative, everyone from designers to artists, marketers to entertainment specialists. As creative jobs are more immune to automation than other sectors, foster a wealth of emerging talent and can help meet the rising demand for a more personalised experience, the industry is forecast to grow strongly.
Sector at a glance
- £76.9 billion – The sector’s yearly contribution to the UK economy
- One in 11 – UK jobs are provided by the creative industry
- £49 million – The value of the creative sector services exported from the UK every day