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Wales

There are 24,060 people working in the Welsh creative and cultural sector.

4% of the UK craft workforce is located in Wales. Craft in Wales contributes £73 million to the UK economy. 99% of the workforce is white and 68% of the workforce is male. 36% of the Welsh craft workforce is self-employed.

4% of the UK cultural heritage workforce is located in Wales. Cultural heritage in Wales contributes £0.9 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the workforce is white and 50% of the workforce is male. 4% of the Welsh cultural heritage workforce is self-employed.

3% of the UK design workforce is located in Wales. Design in Wales contributes £73 million to the UK economy. 96% of the workforce is white and 64% of the workforce is male. 31% of the Welsh design workforce is self-employed.

3% of the UK literature workforce is located in Wales. Literature in Wales contributes £27 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the workforce is white. 56% of the Welsh literature workforce is self-employed.

4% of the UK music workforce is located in Wales. The music industry in Wales contributes £69 million to the UK economy. 99% of the workforce is white and 69% of the workforce is male. 38% of the Welsh music workforce is self-employed.

3% of the UK performing arts workforce is located in Wales. The industry in Wales contributes £86 million to the UK economy. 99% of the workforce is white and 58% of the workforce is male.

7% of the UK visual arts workforce is located in Wales. In Wales, it contributes £36 million to the UK economy. 96% of the workforce is white. 55% of the workforce is male. 81% of the Welsh visual arts workforce is self-employed.

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