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Arts: Staff

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Labour, Glasgow North West

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the creative industries in (a) each parliamentary constituency in Glasgow, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, dated July 2013

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question to the Minister for the Cabinet Office asking the number of people employed in the creative industries in (a) each parliamentary constituency in Glasgow, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each of the last five years.

Annual employment statistics from 2008 onwards are available from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES). Table 1 contains estimates of the number employed in businesses considered to be part of the creative industry for the areas requested between 2008 and 2011. Estimates for Great Britain have been given instead of the UK, as UK information is not readily available for these breakdowns. Employment information prior to 2008 is available from the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), but the ABI cannot provide the breakdowns required to answer this question. Employment information for 2012 will be published in September 2013.

A full list of the industry codes (Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007) are also provided in the table.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at


Table 1—Employment in the creative industries for specified geographies: 2008-2011
Area 2008 2009 2010 2011
Glasgow Central constituency 11,300 11,000 10,000 9,200
Glasgow East constituency 300 300 400 300
Glasgow North constituency 700 700 700 600
Glasgow North East constituency 400 500 300 200
Glasgow North West constituency 200 100 100 100
Glasgow South constituency 100 100 200 100
Glasgow South West constituency 500 500 500 500
Glasgow City local authority 13,500 13,300 12,100 10,900
Scotland 47,600 42,400 40,200 33,100
Great Britain 683,600 664,800 660,900 651,600
Notes: 1. Cells containing an asterisk (*) represent disclosive data that cannot be published. 2. Figures haw been rounded to the nearest 100 3. There is a small discontinuity between the 2008 and 2009 results due to a difference in the way that directors of limited companies are treated in the results. The creative industries are defined here as comprising of the following industries taken from the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007 and defined by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS): 73110: Advertising agencies 73120: Media representation 71111: Architectural activities 71112: Urban planning and landscape architectural activities 47781: Retail sale in commercial art galleries 47791: Retail sale of antiques including antique books, in stores 14110: Manufacture of leather clothes 14120: Manufacture of workwear 14131: Manufacture of men's outerwear, other than leather clothes and workwear 14132: Manufacture of women's outerwear, other than leather clothes and workwear 14141: Manufacture of men's underwear 14142: Manufacture of women's underwear 14190: Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories 14200: Manufacture of articles of fur 14310: Manufacture of knitted and crocheted hosiery 14390: Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel 15120: Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness 15200: Manufacture of footwear 74100: Specialised design activities 74201: Portrait photographic activities 74202: Other specialist photography (not including portrait photography) 74203: Film processing 74209: Other photographic activities (not including portrait and other specialist photography and film processing) not elsewhere covered 90010: Performing arts 90020: Support activities to performing arts 90030: Artistic creation 90040: Operation of arts facilities 78101: Motion picture, television and other theatrical casting 63910: News agency activities 18110: Printing of newspapers 18130: Pre-press and pre-media services 18201: Reproduction of sound recording 18202: Reproduction of video recording 18203: Reproduction of computer media 58110: Book publishing 58130: Publishing of newspapers 58141: Publishing of learned journals 58142: Publishing of consumer, business and professional journals and periodicals 58190: Other publishing activities 58210: Publishing of computer games 58290: Other software publishing 62011: Ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development 60100: Radio broadcasting 60200: Television programming and broadcasting activities 59111: Motion picture production activities 59112: Video production activities 59113: Television programme production activities 59120: Motion picture, video and television programme post-production activities 59131: Motion picture distribution activities 59132: Video distribution activities 59133: Television programme distribution activities 59140: Motion picture projection activities 59200: Sound recording and music publishing activities

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