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2015 Census

Creative Skillset is once again giving creative media employers the chance to stand up and be counted in the first industry-wide census since 2012.

Deadline for the 2015 Census has been extended: it will now close for all sectors (ex. TV) on Monday 30 November

With your help, the 2015 Census will ensure the Creative Industries are accessible and competitive in a global market by targeting investment in skills through better understanding of current employee working patterns, ethnicity, gender and occupational make-up.

To complete the 2015 Census, please click on the relevant link for your sector below:


The 2015 Census date for individual sectors is shown in brackets above. The deadline for completing the 2015 Census for all sectors is Monday 30 November.

The Creative Skillset 2015 Census is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity to give an accurate overview of the creative media industries in the UK today. The findings will help us develop ways to make the sector more accessible whilst remaining highly competitive in the global market.” Creative Skillset CEO, Dinah Caine CBE

In 2012, the Census revealed:

  • The creative media industries are growing twice as fast as the rest of the UK economy*
  • Women represented 36% of the total workforce
  • BAME representation in the TV workforce had declined to just 5%

* 2% compared to 1% across the rest of the economy. Read more in our publications section.

For more information on the importance of the 2015 Census for your company, please read our individual press releases by clicking on the relevant links below:

Press release - 2015 Employment Census for TV
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Film Production
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Games
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Animation
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Radio
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Creative Digital Media
Press release - 2015 Employment Census for Archives & Libraries

Click here to read the full results of our previous Censuses of the Creative Media Industries.

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Please note: The 2015 Census complements CDN’s Project Diamond, which will collect diversity data about who makes and appears on TV for UK originated programmes on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.