- A breakdown of the true value of design to the UK economy.
- A regional breakdown of design hotspots and clusters.
- Updated statistics about the UK’s design exports, employment and productivity.
- Findings on business design use from over 1000 businesses.
- Short excerpts from two case studies of businesses using design.
- International comparisons.
According to their website, 1.69 million people in the UK are employed by the design economy:
- This is a +52% growth since 2009
- The number of design firms in the UK has more than doubled since 2010, growing by 63%.
- Diversity in the industry is a problem in the UK with 78% of those working in the industry being male.
- In 2016, the average weekly salary for workers in the design economy was £548 (~$952.00 CAD).
- This is slightly higher than the UK average weekly wage of £539 (~$936.00 CAD) that year.
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