Employment in creative economy 

  • Estimated number of UK jobs in film, TV, radio and photography in creative industries in 2015: 231,000.
  • Rise in creative industry jobs in film, TV, radio and photography: 1.6 per cent (2014-15), and 9.9 per cent (2011-2015).

Source: Creative Industries: Focus on Employment,June 2016, DCMS.

 

Film industry companies AND EMPLOYMENT 

  • In 2013, there were more than 5.400 film production companies, over 2,200 post-production companies, 395 film distributors, and 215 exhibitors.
  • The majority of companies were small (turnover under £250,000).
  • The production, post-production and distribution sectors were concentrated in London and the South East, while the exhibition sector was more dispersed.
  • Outside London and the South East there were significant production and post-production clusters in the East of England, South West, North West and Scotland.
  • Over 66,000 people worked in the UK film industry in 2013, of whom 42,000 worked in film and video production.

  • Just under half (45 per cent) of people working in film and video production were freelance.

  • Most film businesses have fewer than 10 employees.

Source: 2014 BFI Statistical Yearbook.