On 5 March 2020, the Minister for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage MP, responded to a written question on the number of EU and non-EU nationals employed in the creative industries.
The Minister referred to annual employment statistics which the Department produces as part of its economic estimates. The figures from 2018 show that employees in the creative industries are 85.8% UK, 7.4% EU and 6.8% non-EU nationals.
The full Parliamentary Question and Answer can be seen below:
Migrant Workers: EU Nationals
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
05 March 2020
Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) non-EU nationals employed in the creative arts industries.
Caroline Dinenage: The department produces annual employment statistics for the creative industries, published as part of DCMS’s economic estimates. The numbers of EU and non-EU nationals employed in the creative industries in 2018 are given in the table below. Overall, employees in the creative industries are 85.8% UK, 7.4% EU and 6.8% non-EU nationals.
Creative Industries employment by subsector in 2018, 000s 
|1. Advertising and marketing||168||15||12|
|4. Design and designer fashion||143||11||–|
|5. Film, TV, video, radio and photography||219||19||8|
|6. IT, software and computer services||604||50||78|
|8. Museums, Galleries and Libraries||80||–||–|
|9. Music, performing and visual arts||268||17||12|
Source: DCMS Economic Estimates, Employment 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dcms-sectors-economic-estimates-2018-employment
- Estimates rounded to the nearest 1,000.
- Does not include UK nationals
“-” Figure has been suppressed due to disclosiveness