TV & Film Official data

  • The government's official data body, the ONS, treats TV, film, radio and photography as a single categor, for the purpose of statistics.
  • There were 261,000 estimated jobs in the TV, film, radio and photography sector in 2017. The highest numbers were concentrated in London, the South East, the North West and Scotland.
  • Between 2011 and 2017, there was a 24.1 per cent rise in the number of UK jobs in this category. This category represented 12.9 per cent of creative industries employment.
  • In 2014, the sector generated £10.8bn of Gross Value Added (GVA), up from £8.2bn in 2008.
  • Between 2008 and 2014, the average annual increase in GVA was 4.7 per cent for the sector.
  • In 2015, the value of services exported from the UK TV, film, radio and photography sector was £5.46bn, up from £4,72bn in 2014. It was the second-biggest exporting creative industry sector, after IT and services.
Sources: Creative Industries Focus on Employment, DCMS, July 2018; Creative Industries Economic Estimates, DCMS, July 2018.