Territorial estimates from Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2014

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Yukon

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $61 million in the Yukon in 2014, which represents 2.4% of territorial GDP. The value added of culture industries in the Yukon, as a proportion of the territory’s overall GDP, is well below the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 890 jobs directly related to culture industries in the Yukon, or 3.5% of the 25,300 jobs in the territory. This percentage is also below the national average (3.9%).

In the Yukon, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of utilities ($47 million) but less than the value added of accommodation and food services ($74 million), transportation and warehousing ($76 million), educational services ($129 million), and construction ($219 million).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($7 million, or 0.3% of the territory’s GDP). The value added of culture ($61 million) is nine times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 7%, compared with a 13% increase in the overall territorial economy. This resulted in a slight decrease in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 2.5% in 2010 to 2.4% in 2014.

 

Northwest Territories

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $73 million in the Northwest Territories in 2014 (1.6% of territorial GDP). The value added of culture industries in the Northwest Territories, as a proportion of the territory’s overall GDP, is well below the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 830 jobs directly related to culture industries in the Northwest Territories, or 2.7% of the territory’s 30,400 jobs. This percentage is also below the national average (3.9%).

In the Northwest Territories, the GDP of culture industries is similar to the value added of utilities ($75 million) but less than the value added of accommodation and food services ($86 million), educational services ($189 million), transportation and warehousing ($316 million), and construction ($614 million).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($8 million, or 0.2% of the territory’s GDP). The value added of culture ($73 million) is about nine times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries increased by 5%. During the same timeframe, the overall territorial economy decreased by 2%, resulting in a slight increase in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 1.5% in 2010 to 1.6% in 2014.

 

Nunavut

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $61 million in Nunavut in 2014, or 2.5% of territorial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Nunavut, as a proportion of the territory’s overall GDP, is below the national average (3.3%) but is the highest level among the three territories.

In 2014, there were 470 jobs directly related to culture industries in Nunavut, or 3.2% of the 14,900 jobs in the territory. This percentage is below the national average (3.9%).

In Nunavut, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of accommodation and food services ($25 million) and transportation and warehousing ($52 million). On the other hand, the value added of culture is less than that of utilities ($72 million), educational services ($193 million), and construction ($382 million).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($7 million, or 0.3% of the territory’s GDP). The value added of culture ($61 million) is nine times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 20%, compared with a 30% increase in the overall territorial economy. This resulted in a decrease in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 2.7% in 2010 to 2.5% in 2014.

Summary: 

Estimates of the direct contribution of culture to GDP and employment in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut in 2014.