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Type Book
Title Priority sector report: Creative and cultural industries
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Publisher European cluster observatory
URL http://www.clusterobservatory.eu/common/galleries/downloads/CreativeAndCulturalIndustries.pdf
Abstract
? In 2006 European creative and cultural industries firms employed a total of 6.5 million persons.
? 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 regions do better than others. The super clusters London and Paris stand out, followed by
Milan and Amsterdam.
? The creative and cultural industries are significant generators of intellectual property, in particular
copyrights, and the largest creative and cultural industries regions are also among the largest
employment centres for copyright-based industries.
? Among the regions of Europe which rank among the top 25 either by population or creative and
cultural industries employment the following have a disproportionally large creative and cultural
sector: Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Denmark, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Ireland, Inner London, Outer
London, Maastricht, Madrid, Munich, Nijmegen, Oxford, Rome, Stockholm, and Stuttgart.
? As a share of the regional labour market, creative and cultural industries account for the largest
shares in Inner London (5.95%), Stockholm (5.87%), Prague (5.81%), and Bratislava (5.01%).
? Most of the regions in the top 25 highest cultural and creative growth regions are small and
medium sized regions. However, the following regions with labour markets over 1 million people
were in the top 25 for annual employment growth: Seville (7.78%), Southampton (7.22%), Valencia
(6.25%), Bilbao (6.51%), Galicia (5.45%), Lithuania (5.79%).
? The highest annual employment growth rates in the period 2001-2006 are found in Austria (6.2%),
Lithuania (5.79%), Estonia (4.02%), Slovakia (3.88%), Latvia (3.87%), and Slovenia (3.76%).
? 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 data used in this report covers employees but not sole traders (i.e. firms with no employees
but one active owner) or freelancers.

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