It was not possible to obtain actual employment figures for many countries. The UK
sector employed 185,000 people in 2003-2004 (Design Council, 2005), accounting
for 0.3% of the population. By comparison, the Danish sector employed 10,369
people in 2001, almost 0.2% of the population, and the French design sector
employs 4,500 people in 350 companies (0.007% of the population). Whilst figures
for overall employment in the Chinese design sector were not available, the city of
Shenzhen alone has some 20,000 professional designers from sectors including
graphic and industrial design. ...