TV & Film Official data

  • The government's official data treats TV, film, radio and photography as a single category for the purpose of statistics.
  • According to the above methodology, there were 245,000 estimated jobs in the TV, film, radio and photography sector in 2018. The highest numbers were concentrated in London, the South East, the North West and Scotland.
  • Between 2011 and 2018, there was a 16.5 per cent rise in the number of UK jobs in this category. 
  • In 2017, the category generated £16.7bn of Gross Value Added (GVA), up from £12.8bn in 2010. Between 2010 and 2017, GVA rose by 30.5 per cent.
  • According to the official statistics, the value of services exported from the category was £7.7bn in 2017, and £650m of goods was exported.
Sources: DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates, DCMS, June 2019; DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates - Trade,  August 2019; DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates - GVA, January 2019.