Uses a definition that includes those using craft skills in the wider economy (ie not necessarily in a creative business), which from a visual arts perspective seems likely to make the results less useful. On this basis, the report shows it likely that workers in craft occupations are: 80% male, white and aged over 50, lower qualified than the overall workforce, with 40% self employed. Women are more likely to be part-time and self-employed. Wages for men and women are likely to be less than the national average.

Mark Spilsbury
Crafts Council
01 February 2018
Who makes An analysis of people working in craft occupations