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.