Artistic triumph

The creative industries have been growing twice as fast as the economy as a whole in recent years, with a 7.6% increase in the sector’s gross value add in 2016 alone. And, while the industry is often associated with the London tech sector, in fact, two-thirds of creative industries jobs are outside the capital, in areas as diverse as architecture, music, fashion and museums.

Sector at a glance

  • £10.5m - The amount the creative industries generate for the UK economy every hour
  • 3 million - The number of people employed in the creative economy
  • 68% - The proportion of jobs in the creative industries that are outside London