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Arts: Employment

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the arts sector in each local authority area in the South West; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department does not hold this information. However, Arts Council England has provided figures relating to the number of arts sector staff, in each employment category, in their Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs). The 2009-10 figures for the south-west are set out in the table.

Local authority Permanent full-time Permanent part-time Contractual
Bath 13 15 50
Bournemouth West 6 7 40
Bristol East 4 4 78
Bristol South 6 2 46
Bristol West 141 166 490
Cheltenham 54 88 98
Cotswold 7 32 85
Exeter 16 22 165
Falmouth and Camborne 5 13 33
Forest of Dean 0 4 17
Gloucester 6 29 99
Kingswood 6 15 17
North Devon 24 14 61
North Dorset 4 14 87
North Wiltshire 1 1 0
Plymouth, Devonport 0 2 0
Plymouth, Sutton 99 73 283
Poole 101 32 403
Salisbury 44 30 170
Somerton and Frome 5 10 53
South Swindon 9 7 131
St. Ives 8 9 37
Stroud 4 9 29
Taunton 1 2 29
Teignbridge 9 24 0
Tewkesbury 7 21 42
Tiverton and Honiton 2 1 0
Torridge and West Devon 9 12 35
Totnes 16 33 274
Truro and St. Austell 44 79 255
West Dorset 4 18 91
Westbury 5 5 19
Woodspring 3 1 0
Yeovil 6 11 22
Grand total 669 805 3,239

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