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Northern Ireland

There are 11,640 people working in the Northern Ireland creative and cultural sector.

Craft in Northern Ireland contributes £39.9 million to the UK economy. 2% of the UK craft workforce is located in Northern Ireland. 99% of the craft workforce is white and 72% of the workforce is male. 30% of the craft workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

3% of the UK cultural heritage workforce is located in Northern Ireland. Cultural heritage in Northern Ireland contributes £0.1 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the workforce is white and 23% of the workforce is male. Less than 1% of the workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

2% of the UK design workforce is located in Northern Ireland. Design in Northern Ireland contributes £164 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the design workforce is white and 72% of the workforce is male. Only 12% of the design workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

2% of the UK literature workforce is located in Northern Ireland. Literature in Northern Ireland contributes £11 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the literature workforce is white and 72% of the workforce is male. 70% of the literature workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

2% of the UK music workforce is located in Northern Ireland. The music industry in Northern Ireland contributes £59 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the music workforce is white and 63% of the workforce is male. 34% of the music workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

2% of the UK performing arts workforce is located in Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, it contributes £42 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the workforce is white and 86% of the workforce is male.

1% of the UK visual arts workforce is located in Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, the visual arts industry contributes £16 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the visual arts workforce is white. 22% of the workforce is male. 51% of the visual arts workforce in Northern Ireland is self-employed.

 

Source: Creative & Cultural Skills AACS LMI report 2010 and Creative Blueprint – Northern Ireland 2009