1. Persons employed in cultural occupations as their main job according to the Labour Force Survey

The Labour Force Survey is a sample survey based on interviews and it includes some bias caused by the method. Culture consists of fairly small groups by their activities and occupational groups and therefore this survey presents results separately only when the size of the group is around 10,000. Then the standard error for the result is about four per cent.

In cultural industries, employment has contracted by more than ten per cent from 2010 to 2013 and the number of employed persons working in main jobs was around 111,900 in 2013 (Table 1).

Table 1. Persons employed in cultural industries according to the Labour Force Survey in 2010 to 2013

TOL2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
Publishing 16 611 17 167 17 238 14 109
Advertising 12 738 10 431 10 414 9 482
Libraries and archives and museums activities and preservation of historical sites and buildings 11 966 13 983 13 199 9 947
Creative, arts and entertainment activities 16 053 19 245 18 659 20 810
Other industries 51 375 42 151 40 058 37 207
Total 124 483 121 581 117 867 111 912
Source: Cultural statistics 2013. Statistics Finland

Creative, arts and entertainment activities in turn increased heavily from 2010, and there were already around 20,800 employed persons in these activities at the end of 2013. From 2012 to 2013, employment improved by over 11 per cent.

Employment in other cultural industries dropped by over 27 per cent from 51,000 in 2010 to around 37,000 employed persons in 2013.


Source: Cultural statistics 2013, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kaisa Weckström 029 551 2348, kulttuuri.tilastokeskus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 29.9.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Culture [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-7404. Cultural Employment in Finland 2013, 1. Persons employed in cultural occupations as their main job according to the Labour Force Survey . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.10.2019].
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