The report “London’s creative industries – sector deep dive” uses the definitions of the creative industries developed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to provide an updated analysis of the sector in London. It draws on a variety of sources to assess performance trends over the past decade.
Among the key findings:
In 2021, there were some 94,900 filled jobs in music, performing and visual arts held in London – representing an 11.9% share of all creative industry jobs in the capital. The subsector was also notable for its prevalence of self-employment, which made up 60.4% of its jobs.
In 2021, more than a quarter of all creative industries jobs in London were held by self-employed workers, nearly twice the rate seen in non-creative sectors. However, the growth in self-employment has slowed in recent years and decreased following the pandemic.