Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Design industry still 90% white and 60% male, Government figures reveal - DESIGN WEEK

by Sarah Dawood
Originally published: July 31, 2017
Publisher: DesignWeek.co.uk 

The UK design industry employs over 50% more people than it did six years ago but is still 90% white and nearly 60% male, according to the latest Government figures.

Research revealed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) shows that the creative industries have experienced a “jobs boom”, with employment growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as a whole.

Currently, two million people work in the creative sectors. This includes design and fashion; advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; film, TV, video, radio and photography; music, performing and visual arts; museums, galleries and libraries; publishing; and IT, software and computer services.