Creative industries index

Section: Cultural Vitality of Cities

Creative industries index

The development of the creative sector (companies in cultural and creative industries).

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Alba Iulia Arad Pitești Bacău Onești Oradea Bistrița Botoșani Brăila Brașov Buzău Călărași Reșița Cluj-Napoca Turda Constanța Sfântu Gheorghe Târgoviște Craiova Galați Giurgiu Târgu Jiu Miercurea Ciuc Deva Hunedoara Slobozia Iași Baia Mare Drobeta-Turnu Severin Targu Mureș Piatra Neamț Roman Slatina Ploiești Zalău Satu Mare Sibiu Mediaș Suceava Alexandria Timișoara Tulcea Râmnicu Vâlcea Vaslui Bârlad Focșani

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The index of creative industries was calculated as the average of standardized values concerning

(a) the total profit of the actors in the field of creative industries,

(b) the total turnover and

(c) the number of their employees, relative to the total number of inhabitants of the city.

The indicators used for cultural industries category are:

1. The number of employees in the creative industry per 1,000 inhabitants
2. The turnover of the companies in the creative industries and services (turnover per capita)
3. The profit of companies in the industries and creative services (profit share in total turnover)

Standardization of the values was accomplished through the following steps:
(1) Data collection concerning the absolute values of a subindices (i.e. number of theaters).
(2) Calculating a value relative to a certain number of total residents (e.g.: number of theatres to 100,000 inhabitants out of their total).
(3) Substracting relative values average of each of the relative values obtained under step (2).
(4) Dividing each result obtained in step (3) to the standard deviation of the relative values.
Summing up all the steps in a formula, for x = the relative value of a sub-indices (see step 2), the standard value of x will be: (x – relative values mean)/standard deviation of relative values.

For the creative industries category we used centralized data at national level by the Borg Design company and included in the Companies List CD.

 

 

Source:

The Study The Cultural Vitality of Cities in Romania, 2016 Edition, published in Culturadata Notebooks, vol 1/2017, Prouniversitaria Publishing House (available online on culturadata.ro).