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Priority Sector Report: Creative and Cultural Industries
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

• In 2009, creative and cultural industries fi rms employed a total of 6.4 million persons in 30 European countries.

• Regions with high concentrations of creative and cultural industries have Europe’s highest prosperity levels.

• Large urban areas and capital city regions dominate the creative and cultural industries, but some city regionsdo better than others. The super clusters London and Paris stand out, followed by Milan, Madrid, Barcelonaand Rome.

• The creative and cultural industries are signifi cant generators of intellectual property, in particular copyrights.Regions strong in these industries also tend to have higher levels of patenting.

• Among the regions of Europe which rank among the top 25 either by population or CCI employment thefollowing cities host an over-representation of the creative and cultural sector: Amsterdam (Noord-Holland),Berlin, Frankfurt (Darmstadt), Brighton (Surrey, E and W Sussex), Budapest (Kozep-Magyarorszag), The Hague(Zuid-Holland), Lisbon, Inner London, Oxford (Berks, Bucks and Oxon), and Stockholm.

• As a share of the regional labour market, creative and cultural industries account for the largest shares inStockholm, Prague, London and Rome.

• Most of the regions in the top 25 highest cultural and creative growth regions are small and medium sizedregions.

• The highest annual employment growth rates in the period 2003/4-2008/9 are found in Cyprus 25.79%,Slovakia 25.60%, Estonia 11.48%, Latvia 9.78%

• Creative and cultural industries manufacturing and production activities are the most regionally concentrated,and consumer oriented activities such as retail the least regionally concentrated.

• Further statistical work is needed to measure the true size of the creative and cultural industries. The dataused in this report covers employees but not sole traders (i.e. fi rms with no employees but one active owner)or freelancers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luxembourg: European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union , 2011. , 43 p.
, Europa INNOVA Papers, ISSN 1830-7841 ; 16
Keyword [en]
cultural and creative industries
National Category
Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162310DOI: 10.2769/95687ISBN: 978-92-79-18470-3OAI: diva2:460300
Available from: 2011-11-30 Created: 2011-11-29 Last updated: 2011-11-30Bibliographically approved

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