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Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 21288, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals employed in the creative arts industries.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The department produces annual employment statistics for the creative industries, published as part of DCMS’s economic estimates. The numbers of EU and non-EU nationals employed in the creative industries in 2018 are given in the table below. Overall, employees in the creative industries are 85.8% UK, 7.4% EU and 6.8% non-EU nationals.

Creative Industries employment by subsector in 2018, 000s [1]

Sub-sector

UK

EU [2]

Non-EU

1. Advertising and marketing

168

15

12

2. Architecture

96

-

-

3. Crafts

9

-

-

4. Design and designer fashion

143

11

-

5. Film, TV, video, radio and photography

219

19

8

6. IT, software and computer services

604

50

78

7. Publishing

164

24

11

8. Museums, Galleries and Libraries

80

-

-

9. Music, performing and visual arts

268

17

12

Creative Industries

1,750

150

139

Source: DCMS Economic Estimates, Employment 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dcms-sectors-economic-estimates-2018-employment

Notes

1. Estimates rounded to the nearest 1,000.

2. Does not include UK nationals

Notation

"-" Figure has been suppressed due to disclosiveness