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Economic Facts

Economic Facts

  • The Creative Industries support 84,000 jobs. Up from 72’670 in 2015. Employing more people than the energy sector.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics Briefings  - Creative Industries (Inc Digital) (Feb 2018)

 

  • Total exports from the Creative Industries was £2.9 billion in 2016. That’s 3.9% of Scotland’s total exports.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics Briefings  - Creative Industries (Inc Digital) (Feb 2018)

 

  • Turnover in the Creative Industries stood at £7.1 billion in 2015, up from £6.5 billion in 2014.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics Briefings  - Creative Industries (Inc Digital) (Feb 2018)

 

  • The Scottish five-year survival rate for Creative Industries businesses born (registering) in 2011 and still active in 2016 was 52.6%, compared to 50.4% for the UK as a whole.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics Briefings  - Creative Industries (Inc Digital) (Feb 2018)

 

  • The UK economy will need one million new creative jobs by 2030.

Nesta - Creative Economy & Future Employment Report (April 2015)