With the game industry forming an increasingly large part of the UK entertainment market, the British government is organizing a census to track its growth. The survey, administrated by entertainment research group Skillset, will gather data that can be used to influence future parliamentary decisions.

Ian Livingstone, creative director of Eidos Interactive and chair of the Skillset Computer Games Skills Forum commented: "The census is a headcount of the industry. It helps Skillset influence government, policymakers, and public funds for the benefit and support of the industry."

The Skillset survey will be going out to company managing directors and human resource departments, or they can be filled out online. The official form was released today on the Skillset Web site, which will begin tallying results on Wednesday, July 12.