Oxford Economics report, The Economic Impact of the UK
Film Industry
, from Sept 2012. Interesting to read there (on page 30) that the West Midlands share of national “core” film industry employment was the largest in the UK, at 7.2% in 2011.

Sounds nice, but sadly there was a footnote giving the explanation of the oddly high figure, from the Office of National Statistics. They seem to imply there that the 7.2% was just a statistical “blip” caused by some jiggery-pokery in the ONS computers…

“the increase [to 7.2%] is caused by a return that was not sampled in the previous year and had a higher level of employment than expected.”

The self-employment element of this figure was also an “estimate”, according to the body of the report.